This new effort is a joint collaboration between the Unmanned Maritime Systems program office (PMS 406) and Expeditionary Missions program office (PMS 408) to leverage similar requirements, technologies, capabilities, economies of scale and training and sustainment efforts that will feed into two separate efforts.
For PMS 406, MUUV will support the Razorback Littoral Battlespace Sensing Autonomous Vehicle, that will be launched and recovered from a submarine dry deck shelter or a torpedo tube.
For PMS 408 MUUV will support the Maritime Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures UUV program.
The draft MUUV description issued on SAM.gov reads:
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) intends to issue a solicitation, N00024-20-R-6301, for the award of multiple contracts for the design, development, and production of the Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (MUUV). The MUUV will be a modular, open systems, and open architecture Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV). The MUUV will provide persistent surface launched and recovered Mine Countermeasures (MCM) and submarine-based autonomous oceanographic sensing/data collection in support of Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (IPOE) and MCM. Initial MUUV production systems are expected to support Expeditionary MCM Companies. Additional production deliveries are expected to support submarine-based autonomous oceanographic sensing/data collection in support of IPOE and MCM. The Government intends for solicitation N00024-20-R-6301 to support the Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office (PMS 406) Razorback program, derived from the Navy’s Littoral Battlespace Sensing Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (Submarine) (LBS-AUV(S)) effort, and the next generation and the NAVSEA 06 Expeditionary Missions Program Office (PMS 408) Maritime Expeditionary MCM UUV (MEMUUV) system.
Follow this link for the full draft RFP at SAM.gov