Serco announced on Thursday that the U.S. Navy’s Guided Missile Frigate FFG(X) Program Executive Office (PEO) for Unmanned and Small Combatants has awarded the company a potential five-year, $43 million contract to support the development of the Navy’s next multi-mission Small Surface Combatant.
The contract is the second contract win of note for the Naval Systems Business Unit that was acquired from Alion Science & Technology Corporation in September.
Serco will advise the Navy on technical design issues, establish the network architecture and cybersecurity of ship systems, develop system integration parameters and test requirements, establish integrated logistic support plans for the ship class, and maintain accurate cost estimates for the Navy.
“I am excited about this contract win, as this is what we envisioned for the Naval Systems business,” said Dave Dacquino, Chairman and CEO of Serco Inc. “Through the acquisition we gained industry-leading capabilities in naval ship and submarine design, engineering and construction services, which dovetails nicely with Serco’s existing strengths in shipboard, shore and systems installation and upgrade services to the Navy.”
The contract award expands Serco’s scope of work to support the customer’s mission across six key tasks: Network Architecture and Cybersecurity; Cost Estimating; System Integration and Test; Acquisition, Program Management, and Life Cycle Management; Engineering, Design, and Production; and Design Site Support.
In addition to modelling the new ship class in a 3D environment, virtual technology will be used in the design site to allow ship designers to walk through the design in a virtual environment to evaluate the design and maintainability.
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Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 8,000 employees and annual revenue of $1.2 billion. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $4 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world.