Teledyne Instruments, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) to supply autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).
The initial 2019 value of the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is approximately $5.4 million and also includes related monitoring and communications acoustic systems. The award has a maximum value of $22.2 million through December 2024, if all contract options are exercised.
Autonomous underwater vehicles are capable of carrying out complex survey missions for commercial, scientific and defense applications. Teledyne AUVs’ modular architecture enables sensors to be easily integrated and battery packs to be exchanged in the field.
“For more than a decade, Teledyne has been the leading provider of autonomous underwater gliding vehicles to the U.S. Government,” said Al Pichelli, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are exceptionally pleased now to have received our first significant order from the U.S. Navy for Teledyne’s self-propelled autonomous underwater vehicles.”
In addition to powered, self-propelled AUVs, Teledyne also provides a wide range of autonomous profiling floats, variable-buoyancy autonomous gliding vehicles, unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and inspection-class remotely operating vehicles (ROVs).