Peraton sails forward with unmanned Navy work

The list of companies on this recently-awarded $982.1 million unmanned surface vessel contract indicate the Navy’s push for more ships without sailors is viewed as a growth opportunity by government contractors of all types.

Whether they manufacture the vehicles or not, companies are looking for at least a piece of that expanding pie and those that do not make the platforms are increasingly picking their spots in software and other service areas.

From the perspective of Peraton, building the platforms themselves is certainly a big part of the broader unmanned story that is tilting more toward autonomous. But officials helping run that part of Peraton portfolio recently told me that does not tell all of it.

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