The U.S. Navy has awarded Rite-Solutions, one of 17 companies, a five-year, $73.7 million contract to help the service branch develop future generations of its Undersea Weapons Family of Systems (FoS), the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) announced on Monday.
“We were awarded two functional areas where we have outstanding core capabilities: software development, and modeling and simulation,” explains Dennis McLaughlin, president and CEO at Rite-Solutions. “We are very pleased that NUWC recognizes our strengths in building high-performing teams and innovative software-based solutions, as reflected in this award.”
Under the contract, Rite-Solutions will develop core technologies in 12 functional areas, including payloads, propulsion, power storage and conversion, vehicle control and command and control.
In addition, NUWC will release task-order requests for proposals in specific or combined functional areas that companies that received awards may bid on. NUWC will receive components from multiple companies.
“This contract is very similar to the approach NUWC used with the Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs) Multiple Award Contract,” Mike Coffey, Rite-Solutions executive vice president added.
NUWC, with the contract, will work to acquire technologies that will enable the division to develop, build and support these complex systems. The Center will also integrate and test the different technologies in the prototype phases of weapons development, which will establish the blueprints for future production.
Rite-Solutions has been selected as a prime contractor alongside other companies with demonstrated expertise in Undersea Warfare under the UUV FoS contract. “We are pleased to be included on this contract, with some of the biggest and most reputable companies in the aerospace and defense industry,” concluded Coffey.
About Rite-Solutions, Inc.
Rite-Solutions, Inc. is an award-winning small business specializing in system engineering, software development, information technology (IT), and cyber security for government and commercial segments. Rite-Solutions has offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Washington D.C., and Virginia.