Navy chooses seven companies to make electrical, mechanical upgrades to surface warships

PHILADELPHIA, 16 Aug. 2016. U.S. Navy shipboard technology experts are looking to seven companies for upgrades to electrical, mechanical, and hull systems aboard Navy surface warships.

Navy chooses seven companies to make electrical, mechanical upgrades to surface warships
Navy chooses seven companies to make electrical, mechanical upgrades to surface warships
PHILADELPHIA, 16 Aug. 2016. U.S. Navy shipboard technology experts are looking to seven companies for upgrades to electrical, mechanical, and hull systems aboard Navy surface warships.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, announced a potential $117.3 million contract to the companies on Friday for the Navy Modernization Program to provide hull, mechanical and electrical services and deploying technologies for surface warships.

The Navy awarded Navy Modernization Program contract modifications to:

-- AMSEC LLCin Virginia Beach, Va.;

-- BAE Systems Inc.in San Diego;

-- Delphinus Engineering Inc. in Eddystone, Pa.;

-- Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. in Portsmouth, Va.;

-- General Dynamics Information Technology Inc. in Chesapeake, Va.;

-- L3 Unidyne Inc. in Norfolk, Va.; and

-- Q.E.D. Systems Inc. in Virginia Beach, Va.

The Navy Modernization Program is to provide technology upgrade services to improve availability, reliability, and ship mission readiness, while decreasing maintenance and workload requirements for Navy shipboard machinery systems and components.

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The contract modification Friday is for the second one-year option on the Ship Modernization Program contract. The companies first won separate program contracts worth as $96.3 million in March 2015. The companies won one-year option contracts for the program last January.

On Friday's contract options, the companies will do the work at contractor facilities and aboard naval vessels, and should be finished by March 2018.

For more information contact the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Philadelphia online at www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Warfare-Centers/NSWC-Philadelphia.

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