The delivery orders, valued at $5 million, are to be used in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Hull Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Localization System (EOD HULS) Program of Record.
The EOD HULS System (known as MK19) consists of two vehicles and associated support equipment. Bluefin's third-generation Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV-3), used in the MK19 system, was initially developed under Office of Naval Research and transitioned to the EOD Program Office.
Bluefin's work will include engineering support, operator training, on-board repair parts, depot spares, retrofit, addition of new capabilities, and the manufacturing of systems 6 and 7.
After delivery of Systems 6 and 7 scheduled in spring 2016, the Navy will own 14 vehicles and a spare.