Raytheon wins $83M contract for underwater mine neutralization project based in R.I.

RAYTHEON WAS AWARDED an $83 million contract to develop, test and deploy an autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle mine neutralization system that will be primarily developed in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ALASTAIR MILLER
RAYTHEON WAS AWARDED an $83 million contract to develop, test and deploy an autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle mine neutralization system that will be primarily developed in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ALASTAIR MILLER
PORTSMOUTH – Raytheon Co. was awarded an $83 million contract to design, test and deploy the Barracuda mine neutralization system, mostly at the company’s Portsmouth location, the company announced Thursday. The project is an expendable, autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle intended to identify and neutralize bottom, near-surface and drifting sea mines. The UUV will “field a…

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