Raytheon has secured a potential two-year, $29.7 million contract to develop a naval prototype for the U.S. Navy's Low Cost UAV Swarming Technology program.
The Navy will obligate $7.1 million in fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Tuesday.
LOCUST prototyping work will occur at the company’s facility in Tucson, Ariz., through Jan. 25, 2020.
The system is designed to facilitate data sharing and autonomous collaboration among UAVs in various missions.
DoD noted the contract award was the result of a competitive procurement under the Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology broad agency announcement.