Components for afterbody/tailcone sections of MK 48 Mod 7 torpedoes are to be manufactured for the U.S. Navy by SAIC.
The work, commissioned by Naval Sea Systems Command, will be conducted in partnership with Lockheed Martin, who will procure various afterbody/tailcone assemblies and provide engineering services.
“SAIC is proud to grow our support to NAVSEA under this new contract award. As a technology and systems integrator, SAIC is very excited to expand our support to NAVSEA by providing critical weapons hardware to the Navy,” said Tom Watson, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Navy and Marine CorpsCustomer Group.
“As the manufacturer of the MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo afterbody/tailcone sections, SAIC will ensure that the Navy is ready to meet their missions at sea across the globe.”
The contract is for a 27-month base period of performance, with options for the procurement of spares, production support material, engineering services, test equipment design and manufacturing, and hardware repair services.
Its value: more than $383 million if all options are exercised.
Science Applications International Corp. said work on the project is expected to be completed in January of 2020.
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