Technology integrator Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a prime contract worth approximately $60 million from the U.S. Navy to continue providing mission engineering support by testing heavyweight and lightweight torpedoes for the Naval Sea Systems Command.
For over 13 years, SAIC has supported the testing of nearly 150 torpedoes as part of the engineering, technical and management services it provides to the NUWC’s Propulsion Test Facility in Newport, Rhode Island, said Jim Scanlon, executive vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems Group.
“We look forward to continuing to support NUWC with testing of torpedoes and torpedo components over the next five years,” he said.
In support of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, SAIC is to handle testing and data collection for MK 48 Heavyweight Torpedoes and MK 54 and MK 46 Lightweight torpedoes.
The single-award contract calls for SAIC to prepare the test facility and test torpedoes, interface the test torpedo, execute the test and collect and process test data.
SAIC will also support preparing torpedoes for testing at off-site test ranges and locations, and will provide maintenance, upgrades and operational support.