Lafayette, LA (Sep. 19, 2023) – Chance Maritime Technologies, an innovative startup and service provider of uncrewed boat technology, has been awarded three NOAA Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, with a total potential value of $22.5M. These IDIQ awards support NOAA’s missions regarding: 

  • Living Marine Resource Surveys and Research 
  • Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations 
  • Ocean Exploration and Characterization 

“We are excited and honored to have been selected by NOAA for these awards. We look forward to working with NOAA to accomplish their mission while also continuing to push the rapid advancement of USV systems, payload capabilities, and operational thresholds,” said Stuart Chance, CEO of Chance Maritime Technologies. 

Chance Maritime Technologies will leverage their fleet of uncrewed vessels, including the Mission Capable (MC-29), a twenty-nine-foot-long USV which can perform high-power, long-endurance operation beyond line of sight. The MC-29 executes precision-driving offshore while providing several kilowatts of payload power within climate-controlled payload spaces. 

Chance Maritime Technologies provides Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) as a service and specializes in the design, build, operation, and leasing of uncrewed boats to Commercial, Government, and University clients. Chance Maritime’s team of experts adapt full-power payloads and sensors for uncrewed operation. Experienced ASV/USV operators, engineers, and software developers ensure quality, exacting solutions to meet customer needs. For more information, visit