Naval Sea Systems Command

May 14, 2018

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $7,471,077 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-5410) for design agent and engineering support services for the Rolling Airframe Missile upgraded MK-31 Guided Missile Weapon System Improvement program. The support is required to maintain current weapon system capability as well as resolve issues through design, systems, software maintenance, reliability, maintainability, quality assurance and logistics engineering services. The MK-31 Rolling Airframe Missile Guided Missile Weapon system is a cooperative development and production program conducted jointly by the U.S.; and the Federal Republic of Germany under memoranda of understanding.

March 27, 2018

The Navy selected Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems of Manassas, Virginia, to develop, integrate, manufacture, produce and test the Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 surface ship undersea warfare systems. The $12,537,910 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive, firm-fixed-price and cost-only contract will cover the development, integration and production of future advanced capability build and technical insertion baselines of the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 undersea warfare (USW) systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship USW combat system with the capability to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats.

March 1, 2018
By Kimberly Underwood
Under the High-Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) program, the Navy is swiftly pursuing laser weapons for use on surface ships. The technology will combine the lethality of a laser weapon with surveillance capabilities and an integrated optical dazzler, a non-lethal device that disables sensors or humans visually. Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin, artist rendering of Lockheed Martin’s HELIOS System

The U.S. Navy’s first-of-its kind high-energy laser weapon contract will supply one 60-150 kilowatt system for an Arleigh-Burke class ship, the DDG 51 Flight IIA, and another as a land-based test unit. The award of the $150 million contract, to Lockheed Martin Corp. in late January, signals the move of laser weaponry from science and technology research to fielding and use on Naval ships. In a highly competitive field against three other companies bidding on the contract, Lockheed Martin was not able to discuss the award until now.

January 30, 2018
By Kimberly Underwood
The USS Ponce (second ship in the foreground) once carried the first laser weapon demonstrator. Now the Navy will begin fielding a laser weapon and optic dazzler for for its Naval Sea Systems Command aboard a DDG  51 FLT IIA by 2020.

The U.S. Navy took an important step forward in putting high-energy laser weapons into the fleet in awarding Bothell, Washington-based Lockheed Martin Aculight Corp.

January 29, 2018

Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), Woodbridge, Virginia, was awarded a $39.5 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California Division (NSWC PHD), of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). ESN, as the incumbent Combat Systems Operational Sequencing System (CSOSS) prime contractor, will support NAVSEA's Port Hueneme, San Diego, CA and Norfolk, VA, locations in the development, modification, validation and delivery of CSOSS for all shipboard sensors, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and weapon systems. The five (5) year contract, which begins immediately, includes a base year plus four one-year options.

November 17, 2017

Raytheon Co., Keyport, Washington, is being awarded $9,600,000 for cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitzed contract action under delivery order N0002418F6303 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N61331-17-D-0001) for design efforts and long lead material procurement for deploy and retrieve systems in support of the AN/AQS-20 Minehunting program. The highly specialized equipment will deploy, tow, and retrieve the AN/AQS-20 sonar in support of minehunting operations.  This system is in support of the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasures Mission Package test schedule.  Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Rhode Island (81 percent); and Keyport, Washington (19 percent), and is expected to be completed b

October 12, 2017

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, St. Petersburg, Florida, was awarded $70,917,689 on September 29, 2017 for a cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5212) to exercise fiscal 2018 options for cooperative engagement capability (CEC) design agent and engineering services efforts. CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability by extracting and distributing sensor-derived information such that the superset of this data is available to all participating CEC units.

October 12, 2017

Raytheon Company, Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was awarded on September 29, 2017 a $17,268,162 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-5145) to exercise options for DDG 1000-class total ship activation test conduct and for modification and upgrades to missions systems equipment/total ship computing environment hardware and software. The contract provides production, integration, activation and testing on DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ship mission systems and missions systems equipment (MSE).

September 5, 2017

The Navy is awarding Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems of Manassas, Virginia a not-to-exceed $71,457,135 firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract action (UCA) modification to previously awarded contract N00024-09-C-6247 for electronic warfare equipment in support of Virginia-class submarines. Work will be performed in Syracuse, New York (49 percent); Fairfax, Virginia (40 percent); Germantown, Maryland (5 percent); Van Nuys, California (3 percent) and Buffalo, New York (3 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2020. The UCA is expected to be definitized by February 2018.

August 25, 2017

General Dynamics - Electric Boat Corporation, Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $64,217,408 cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for a large vertical array (LVA) fixture, LVA first article and provisioned items orders. The LVA delivers acoustic detection capability to submarines. This technology allows for production and outboard installation of very large arrays while minimizing impact to naval architecture, hydrodynamics and submarine signatures. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $882,142,220.

July 13, 2017

Rear Adm. Stephen F. Williamson, USN, will be assigned as deputy commander, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations (SEA-04), Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. 

August 2, 2016

Rear Adm. Lorin C. Selby, USN, will be assigned as deputy commander, ship design, integration and engineering, SEA-05, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.   

July 28, 2016

Capt. James P. Downey, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center, and deputy commander, surface warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.


Rear Adm. David J. Gale, USN, will be assigned as deputy commander for surface warfare, SEA-21, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.


Capt. Luther B. Fuller III, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy commander for ship design, integration and engineering, SEA-05, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.


Rear Adm. Michael E. Jabaley Jr., USN, will be assigned as deputy commander for undersea warfare, SEA-07, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.


Rear Adm. William H. Hilarides, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. 

December 10, 2012
George I. Seffers

L-3 KEO, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded a potential $54,936,636 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed fee contract for production of 16 Universal Modular Masts (UMM) and 142,000 hours of engineering services. The UMM is a non-hull penetrating mast that is installed on Virginia-class submarines that serves as a lifting mechanism for five different sensors including the Photonics Mast Program, High Data Rate Mast, Multi-Functional Mast, Multi-Functional Modular Mast and Integrated Electronic Signal Monitoring Mast. Each sensor is mounted on a UMM. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

September 20, 2012
George I. Seffers

Honeywell International, Albuquerque, N.M., is being awarded an $8,286,161 contract for post-production support services for the RQ-16B T-Hawk Block II Micro Air Vehicle. The RQ-16B is a rugged, field-repairable, single operator, vertical launched, unmanned air system that supports explosive ordnance disposal technicians and is currently used in theater to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting authority.

August 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Application International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,686,538 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the mine warfare environmental aids and library, which provides the mine warfare commander and mine warfare forces with a single tool for the effective command and control of mine warfare. The order includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $13,530,185. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington DC, is the contracting activity.