Navy hires two companies for potential $1.7 billion job to install C4ISR gear aboard ships

SAN DIEGO, 14 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy intelligence and communications experts are spending as much as $1.7 billion to install and certify electronics equipment aboard Navy surface ships, submarines and shore sites that handles command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).

Navy hires two companies for potential $1.7 billion job to install C4ISR gear aboard ships
Navy hires two companies for potential $1.7 billion job to install C4ISR gear aboard ships
SAN DIEGO, 14 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy intelligence and communications experts are spending as much as $1.7 billion to install and certify electronics equipment aboard Navy surface ships, submarines and shore sites that handles command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).

Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego announced two industry contracts Thursday for C4ISR equipment and installation -- one contract to Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Md., and the other to M.C. Dean Inc. in Sterling, Va.

Experts from the two companies will handle task orders over the next four years to install and certify C4ISR systems on Navy ships, submarines, and shore sites. Honeywell will receive as much as $805.2 million and M.C. Dean will receive as much as $853.8 million.

The companies will install C4ISR equipment from the program executive office for C4I, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and other prospective U.S. government and Foreign Military Sales customers, Navy officials say.

The C4ISR systems involved with the contract are produced under various separate production contracts and are delivered as government-furnished equipment (GFE) for installation onboard surface ships, submarines and shore stations located worldwide.

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Honeywell Technology Solutions specializes in technical and logistics services, and has expertise in air and space communications, database and software, flight and space operations, maintenance and monitoring, and systems engineering certification.

M.C. Dean, meanwhile, specializes in systems integration for complex, mission-critical organizations, and has expertise in electrical, electronic security, telecommunications, life-safety, instrumentation and control, and command and control systems.

Each company will receive $5,000 up-front and will compete for tasks orders over the next four years. On this contract the companies will do the work aboard Navy platforms on the East and West Coasts, as well as locations worldwide, and should be finished by February 2019.

For more information contact Honeywell Technology Solutions online at https://aerospace.honeywell.com/en/services/honeywell-technology-solutions-inc, or M.C. Dean at www.mcdean.com.

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