VideoRay Awarded $92.6M US Navy Maritime Expeditionary Standoff Response (MESR) Production Contract for Mission Specialist Technology

VideoRay LLC, a rapidly growing defense technology company, announced today that it has been awarded a $92.6M USD five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the continuous production, sustainment, and development of the MK20 Defender Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) platform for the US Navy’s Maritime Expeditionary Standoff Response (MESR).

This contract provides access to VideoRay’s Mission Specialist family of underwater robotics systems to support
the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Underwater Response Vehicle program and the MESR program of record.
Administered by Naval Information Warfare Command, Pacific, the contract provides for the delivery and support
of the Navy’s next-generation Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) that will be used to conduct critical undersea
missions to support our warfighters.

The MK20 Defender ROV, based on VideoRay’s Mission Specialist Defender, is a highly robust, man-portable,
expeditionary ROV that offers modularity and an open architecture design that allows for the easy integration of
third-party sensors, software applications, and versatile, field-swappable payload options to meet the Navy’s
expanding needs for expeditionary mine countermeasure operations. Core technology onboard this platform has
been developed by industry partners and includes: EOD Workspace control software and autonomy platform by
Greensea IQ, Multibeam sonar and USBL positioning system by BluePrint Subsea, Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) for
navigation by Nortek , and a 2-function manipulator by Eddyfi, which all combine to significantly expand vehicle
capabilities while maintaining the size, weight and power (SWAP) specifications required to meet the Navy’s
challenging requirements.

Designed and built in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and serviced from our Pottstown and San Diego, California offices,
the Mission Specialist Defender has quickly become the cornerstone of VideoRay’s Mission Specialist family of
products, boasting a rapidly growing number of domestic and international defense and commercial customers

"This production contract with the U.S. Navy marks an exciting new chapter for VideoRay, acknowledging the
dedication and hard work of our team to achieve this significant milestone"
said Chris Gibson, Chief Executive Officer of VideoRay. "We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the Navy and to receive valuable feedback, which has been instrumental in continuously enhancing our next-generation Expeditionary EOD and MCM systems to meet the fleet's requirements. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the U.S. Navy, along with our partners to advance our technology and capabilities to meet the needs of our defense and commercial customers alike worldwide."

For more information, please visit:

Location: USA

About Cookies - We use cookies to improve your browsing experience and help us improve our websites. For more information please click here.