June 7, 2023

ARMADA Marine Robotics Wins Navy Phase II Contract

ARMADA Marine Robotics is pleased to announce that it has won a SBIR Phase II contract from the US Navy to continue development of an External Payload Delivery System (EPADS) for cylindrical Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs).  The contract is for $1M over 2 years with an Option for another $1M over 2 additional years. The project extends work previously performed by ARMADA under a SBIR Phase I and work by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) who will collaborate with ARMADA on the project.  Under this Phase II contract, ARMADA and WHOI will conduct several cycles of design, build and test resulting in a working prototype that has passed in-water testing at a Navy test facility

Rusty Warren, CEO of ARMADA, said “This is ARMADA’s first Phase II win and a major step forward for the company.  We are encouraged that the Navy is investing $1M+ in a product that we can develop and build for them.”

ARMADA is a spinout from WHOI with a primary focus on the commercialization of innovative technologies for underwater vehicles that was developed at WHOI.  

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