COTS parts eyed for Tomahawk shipboard missile control

U.S. Navy weapons experts are looking to three electronic parts distribution and logistics companies to provide commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts for shipboard missile control systems.

U.S. Navy weapons experts are looking to three electronic parts distribution and logistics companies to provide commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts for shipboard missile control systems. Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Port Hueneme, Calif., are awarding contracts to Crestwood Technology Group in Yonkers, N.Y.; Gideon Services in Huntsville, Ala.; and RC Electronics in Orange, Calif., to deliver certifiable and traceable COTS electronics parts for Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) suites being installed on new ships and retrofitted on existing ships under terms of a maximum $9.9 million, 3-year firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract. The Tomahawk Block IV is the latest variant of the Tomahawk cruise missile that has been in the U.S. military's inventory since the 1970s. Navy experts need the contractors to locate and procure necessary parts, provide technical expertise to understand and comply with drawings, identify discontinued or obsolete parts, and reject suspected counterfeit parts.

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