Published date: 10 September 2021

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 9 October 2021

Contract summary


  • Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment - 35000000

Location of contract

BS34 8JH

Procurement reference


Published date

10 September 2021

Closing date

9 October 2021

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The Royal Marine Commando Force requires the development of a multi-payload, low-signature, long-endurance uncrewed surface and subsurface vessel (USSV). This will be able to deliver covert capability both on the surface and sub-surface. It is to have a low visual signature when on the surface and be completely autonomous whilst integrating within the Naval Strike Network. The vessel will be highly flexible, capable of conducting multiple mission types including the deployment of sensors and effectors and strike capabilities from both surface and sub-surface. Interrogation of the operating area by this vessel will support Royal Marine Commando Forces in future operations. It will be capable of supporting long endurance missions with a loiter capability and be self-deployable at high speed, extended range and exhibit high manoeuvrability. The platform will be easy to support, maintain and upgrade whilst having complete interoperability to be launched and recovered from the sea and current/future shipping. It is also to be capable of being transported in a 40ft ISO container. The platform design needs to have demonstrated a degree of maturity through use of de-risked and demonstrated technology. Please respond with an expression of interest to - all expressions of interest will be offered a meeting to discuss their product.
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About the buyer

Contact name

George Hollingdale


#1261 Spruce 2B MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH