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LRIP contract award for USN Knifefish UUV

28th August 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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General Dynamics Mission Systems has been awarded $44.6 million contract modification to enter into low-rate initial production for the US Navy's Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV).

The Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure (SMCM) UUV is an ongoing effort to develop a vehicle that detects and classifies undersea volume, bottom and buried mines in high-clutter environments.  

It is part of the Littoral Combat Ship’s MCM mission package, but can also be deployed from other vessels if necessary. 

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