Robot boats: Local firm wins piece of $982M defense deal

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A Space Coast company was one of 40 awarded work as part of a $982 million U.S. Navy contract, the Department of Defense announced Feb. 5. 

Melbourne-based Reliable System Services Corp. will perform work for the Navy’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle Family of Systems, which is a program that produces autonomous boats used by the military branch. Work on the contract will finish by 2025, though it could be extended to 2030. Read more here.