General Dynamics Awarded Deep Acoustic Path Exploitation Contract
General Dynamics Mission Systems Maritime and Strategic Systems, McLeansville, North Carolina, is being awarded an $18,882,390 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract to provide Deep Reliable Acoustic Path Exploitation System (DRAPES) array hardware, design and construction of the DRAPES dummy array, development assistance of deployment procedures and the design modification, and construction and demonstration of three DRAPES arrays deployed in a field configuration with telemetry presented for processing at Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF). Work will be performed in McLeansville, North Carolina, and is expected to be completed by October 27, 2020. Fiscal 2017 research, development test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $40,000 will be obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under the Office of Naval Research long-range broad agency announcement (BAA) N00014-16-R-BA01. Since proposals will be received throughout the year under the long range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contract activity (N00014-17-C-7003).