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Second Sea Hunter hull gets go-ahead

18th December 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


A second Sea Hunter USV is to be built by US-based Leidos in a continuation of the programme to deliver a viable long-endurance unmanned ASW capability to the US military.

In a contract award announced on 15 December, the US DoD disclosed that Leidos is to be awarded a $34.5 million contract for the Sea Hunter II - Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) Hull Number 2.

The contract contains options that could bring its value up to $43.5 million, if exercised. Construction of Hull 2 is expected to be completed by 2020.

In July 2016 Leidos completed initial performance

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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