• Engineering team members from the Littoral Combat Systems Group at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, examine new software updates for a test and training system. The Navy’s new contract with VTG will provide support to the center’s Combat Systems Modernization effort. Credit: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme
     Engineering team members from the Littoral Combat Systems Group at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California, examine new software updates for a test and training system. The Navy’s new contract with VTG will provide support to the center’s Combat Systems Modernization effort. Credit: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme

NAVSEA Selects VTG for Combat Systems Modernization Effort

January 11, 2022

Chantilly, Virginia-based VTG was awarded a $20 million task order to modernize the Aegis Combat System through its Technical Insertion 16 (TI16) Sustainment, Installation, Procurement, and Engineering Services contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command. The TI16 program is the Navy’s enterprise approach to modernizing combat systems across the surface fleet, including the Aegis Combat System, and supports all cruisers and destroyers, aircraft carriers and amphibious ships.

“Winning this competitive task order on the TI16 program is an important milestone for our team and another exciting opportunity to contribute our technical expertise to the Navy’s modernization efforts” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “The Aegis Combat System is vital to defending the Navy’s surface fleet and we look forward to leveraging our robust, full lifecycle engineering capabilities in further support of the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Port Hueneme and the Naval Sea Systems Command.” 

Under the task order, VTG will provide engineering and logistics support services to the Air Dominance Department in-service engineering agent mission. The contract will provide engineering, technical services and materials required for the resolution of obsolescence, reliability and maintainability issues, production and rework, testing, evaluation and life cycle support functions. Included under the contract is also the limited manufacture, assembly and testing of developed TI16 solutions as well as associated engineering services, procurement and related products, according to the company.

In April, the company won a seat on the TI16 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. The program enables the Navy to introduce the latest commercial-off-the-shelf technologies and open architecture designs into Navy combat systems.
 

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