Professional, technology and management services provider Serco Inc. has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Navy’s Guided Missile Frigate FFG(X) Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants.
The project aims to design, procure and build the Navy’s next multimission Small Surface Combatant.
Under the $43 million contract, 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. It will also 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 company had previously been performing work under a contract vehicle in support of the PEO. This award broadens Serco’s scope of work 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.