SeeByte Ltd (SeeByte) has been awarded a three-year contract by Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), part of the UK Ministry of Defence, to provide its suite of C2, mission-level autonomy, target recognition, support, and development services to the Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) Delivery Team and related programmes in support of the Royal Navy.

The contract has a three-year initial term with options to extend the duration up to (2) additional years. The base contract award is £2.4M with the potential for future flexible tasking orders up to a maximum of £50M over the full contract term.

This multi-year award directly continues services first procured by DE&S in March 2022 and will secure the supply, support, and evolutionary development necessary to maintain the Royal Navy’s integration with SeeByte software which is now widely fielded in different applications by the Royal Navy and its NATO allies and works collectively and collaboratively to optimise the operation and effectiveness of its autonomous vehicles (both surface and underwater).

This also includes continued support and maintenance services for software products currently fielded by UK government agencies. These include their Multi Domain C2, Mission Level Autonomy and Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) solutions that are already fielded, operationally proven and in-service with the UK, US and NATO Navies.

Andy Lapsley, Mine Hunting Capability Team Leader at DE&S, said:

"The awarding of this contract strengthens our support for the Royal Navy and underpins our collective mission to make the disposal of sea mines safer, more efficient and effective, through enhanced capability.
The world-class software products offered by SeeByte will ensure that our ships and submarines are protected by cutting-edge autonomous mine hunting systems, enabling them to move freely at sea, and directly contributing to the continued prosperity and security of our nation."

Matt Fitchett, MHC Programme Director at SeeByte said:

“SeeByte are proud to have supported the MHC Programme over the last 2 years delivering C2 and Autonomy software solutions to enable operational integration of the heterogenous Maritime Autonomous Systems in use by MHC, with this new contract we look forward to delivering further enhanced capability to the MHC Programme and the Royal Navy”.

Image: Screenshots of SeeByte’s software showing Mission Planning, Monitoring and Post Mission Analysis for the SeaCat AUV (Copyright © 2024 SeeByte Ltd). Background image: ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK ARCIMS with SeaCat onboard (Copyright © 2024 ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK).

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