SEA CORP Awarded $21.5 Million Contract for U.S. Navy & Royal Australian Navy Submarine Platform Engineering

On 20 July 2017, Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown was awarded a new $21.5 Million contract to provide engineering services for the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy’s current and future submarine platforms. SEA CORP and its team of subcontractors will provide services and materials to the Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport.

Work performed under this contract will include platform engineering, advanced system engineering (including security engineering, human system integration, and interface design), and test and evaluation services, for the development, evaluation, modernization, and sustainment of the U.S. Navy’s and Royal Australian Navy’s current and future submarine platforms.

Senior Vice President David Cadorette commented, “SEA CORP and our teammates look forward to continued demonstration of our expertise in Submarine Platform Engineering in execution of this contract. We have been providing superior engineering and technical services to the Undersea Warfare Combat System Department of NUWC Newport for over 30 years. We are excited to apply our experience and capabilities to Columbia Class program engineering efforts as well as continued efforts in support of the Virginia Class, SWFTS programs and Royal Australian Navy Submarine Programs.”

SEA CORP Awarded Excellence in Business Award from NCCC

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce (the NCCC) annually presents Excellence in Business Awards to celebrate the achievements of locally owned businesses and recognize the vital role they play in the economic well-being of the community. On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, SEA CORP was selected to receive the Excellence in Business award in the large business category, which is any business having greater than fifty personnel.

This award is a tribute to SEA CORP and to its employees who enable their company to be a key member of the community, both economically and through local community support. Some of the ways SEA CORP’s employees support the local community are through supporting the NCCC Tons-of-Love Food Drive, the long-time support of the United Way of Rhode Island, the collection of food to support Thanksgiving Baskets for the Salvation Army, and the sponsorship and donation of “Adopt-A-Family” efforts for multiple organizations, among other supporting efforts.

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  The company provides a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Department of Defense customers. SEA CORP is headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park, where the firm holds office space in 3 separate buildings. The company employs over 400 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

SEA CORP Wins Phase II Small Business Innovation Contract

SEA CORP of Middletown, RI Awarded Navy Phase II Small Business Innovation Contract

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has been selected for a Phase II contract supporting the Navy under the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR program is a three-phase program that offers incentives to businesses of less than 500 employees to allow them to capitalize on their innovative research. The purpose of Phase I was to determine the technical merit and feasibility of the proposed concept. During Phase I, SEA CORP completed a study investigating the feasibility of designing and building a system for the Automated Launch and Recovery of Untethered, Mini-Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) from Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USVs).

This Phase II base effort builds upon SEA CORP’s Phase I study by focusing on designing and developing a system capable of launching a Mini-UUV from an Unmanned Surface Vehicle. The Phase II option will focus on building hardware to perform bench testing culminating in system performance testing and end-to-end testing.

Business Area Manager Scott Smith commented, "The SBIR program, and this award specifically, enables SEA CORP to demonstrate our expertise in innovative technology. We are excited to showcase our unique design concept using airbag inflators in order to help the Navy achieve a reliable and efficient means to launch mini-UUVs from USVs.”

Recipients of Naval Submarine C4I Innovation Achievement Award

On 18 October 2016, twelve SEA CORP employees were honored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Southern New England (SNE) Chapter as recipients of awards for “Naval Submarine C4I Innovation Achievement.” This award was for work performed by these individuals on the AN/BLQ-10(B) Next Generation Architecture (NGA) ongoing design and integration efforts.

Among the recipients included Bill Goneau, John Murphy, Matthew Konrad, Andy Koshar, Samuel Tannatt, Mel Cranmer, Craig Blanchard, Chris Abatecola, Patrick Harrington, Mario Daniele, Brett Hunter, and Dave Owens.

Executive Vice President David Lussier commented, “This is a significant project for SEA CORP and an important technology leap for the Navy submarine force. We are proud to be part of the NUWC team developing the NGA and especially proud of individuals being recognized by the Navy in such a way.”

Each recipient received an award certificate and SEA CORP as an organization received a plaque that is displayed in our hallways. Personnel from other companies were also recognized, including individuals that support SEA CORP via subcontracting, which were Rite Solutions, SAIC, and TRH.

$2M Navy Ohio Class Submarine Engineering Contract

On 30 September 2016, Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown was awarded a $2 Million contract supporting the Combat Systems Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport. SEA CORP will provide technical engineering services and life-cycle maintenance of the Ohio Class Submarine Data Processing System (DPS) shipboard and non-shipboard system, and related components.

Efforts under this contract will include training, preventative and emergency maintenance to equipment, laboratory layout planning and implementation, design concepts and engineering proposals, development, integration, installation, and test and evaluation planning, future alteration planning, and conduct of various analyses and studies of engineering requirements for hardware and software.

Senior Vice President David Cadorette commented, “SEA CORP has provided maintenance and engineering services for the Ohio Class Submarine DPS for numerous years on a sole-source basis and is excited to have the opportunity to continue doing so.”

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  The company provides a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Department of Defense customers. SEA CORP is headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park, where the firm holds office space in 3 separate buildings. The company employs about 400 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

$15.4 Million Navy Strike Systems Engineering Contract

On 29 September 2016, Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown was awarded a new $15.4 Million contract supporting Navy Strike Systems. SEA CORP will provide engineering services, technical services and materials to the Combat Systems Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport.

Work performed under this contract will include systems engineering, integration and test, installation and fleet support, program planning, meeting and working group support for current and future submarine Strike systems and payloads.

"SEA CORP has been performing this type of work for a number of years,” Senior Vice President David Cadorette commented. “The diversity of our workforce, which ranges from recent college graduates to Subject Matter Experts, enables us to provide a unique mix of services that have proven successful. SEA CORP looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional engineering services to the submarine force.”

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  The company provides a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Department of Defense customers. SEA CORP is headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park, where the firm holds office space in 3 separate buildings. The company employs about 400 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

SEA CORP Wins Navy SBIR Phase II Contract

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has been selected for a Phase II contract supporting the Navy under the Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. This Phase II effort will give SEA CORP the opportunity to continue research and development initiatives to develop a fully-functioning prototype of the Next Generation (NG) Electronic Warfare (EW) Human Machine Interface (HMI).

The SBIR program is a three-phase program that offers incentives to businesses of less than 500 employees to allow them to capitalize on their innovative research. The purpose of Phase I is to determine the technical merit and feasibility of the proposed concept. During Phase I, SEA CORP presented solutions for enhancing the operator experience for NG EW displays and controls.

During Phase II, SEA CORP will further explore the scientific merit and commercialization potential of the project. This includes developing software for the HMI prototype, integrating it into the existing NG EW HMI framework, and performing demonstrations of the enhanced capabilities.  If selected for Phase III, the prototype will become a viable product to be purchased in military and/or private sector markets.

Senior Vice President David Cadorette commented, "This award enables us to showcase our innovative technologies while supporting the Navy in developing Next Generation EW. We look forward to helping the Navy achieve continued success through further development of these types of cutting edge technologies.”

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  The company provides a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Government customers.  SEA CORP is headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park.  They employ about 400 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

SEA CORP of Middletown, RI Recipient of $800 Million Contract to Support U.S. Navy Radio Frequency Systems

On 26 April 2016, SEA CORP was one of twelve companies awarded an $800 million, five-year multi-award contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in support of the Electromagnetic Maneuver, Command and Control (EMC2) program. This effort will focus on science and technology to enable a next generation of integrated, multifunction Radio Frequency (RF) systems. Tasks include design, fabrication, integration, and test and evaluation for the development and demonstration of a set of prototypes. Prototypes will exhibit technologies that enable advanced multifunction RF architectures that integrate Electronic Warfare (EW), radar, communications, and information operations functions across common infrastructures.

 David Lussier, SEA CORP’s Executive Vice President commented, “This win compliments SEA CORP’s extensive experience with EW/RF systems and with combat and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems. SEA CORP is eager to have the opportunity to showcase innovative solutions for next generation capabilities in support of the U.S. Navy. We look forward to applying our personnel and expertise in this area to develop concepts and products and integrate them with existing systems in support of this contract.”

 SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  The company provides a wide variety of systems engineering and related services primarily to Government customers.  They are headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park.  SEA CORP employs about 400 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management/administrative support personnel.

$12 Million Contract Award to SEA CORP of Middletown, Rhode Island to Support Navy VIRGINIA Class Rapid Improvement Effort

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has just been awarded a five-year, $12 million contract from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island to support the Combat Systems Department. Under this contract, SEA CORP will provide support services in their fundamental business areas of advanced systems engineering, design, and test and evaluation.

This award represents new work for SEA CORP in key areas that the company has been working in for over 30 years. SEA CORP, as the prime contractor, will coordinate services to NUWC.  Subcontractors contributing to this effort include Digital Diagnostics Inc. (DDI), McLaughlin Research Corporation (MRC), Rite Solutions, and URS/AECOM.

“SEA CORP is glad to have the opportunity to support NUWC and the VIRGINIA Class program. This new contract is a result of the hard work of SEA CORP personnel in our core business areas of systems engineering and test and evaluation of submarine non propulsion electronics systems,” said Dave Cadorette, SEA CORP’s Vice President for Business Development.

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  The company provides a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Government customers.  They are headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park.  SEA CORP employs about 360 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

$7 Million Contract Awarded to SEA CORP of Middletown, Rhode Island to Support Navy Weapons Analysis Facility.

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has just been awarded a five-year, $7 million contract from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island to support the Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles, and Defensive Systems Department. Under this contract, SEA CORP will provide support to the Weapons Analysis Facility in the following areas: Research and Development, System/Process/Software Engineering, Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation and Analysis, System Design Documentation, Technical Data Support, Development, Programming, and Network Support.

This award represents new work for SEA CORP and signifies a key feat in the increasingly competitive local business environment. SEA CORP, as the prime contractor, will coordinate services to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Subcontractors contributing to this effort include Mikel, Raytheon BBN Technologies, and Predicate Logic.

 “SEA CORP is enthusiastic about the opportunity to expand our support to NUWC in the Undersea Vehicles Simulation and Analysis Branch. This new work is a result of the hard work and dedication of the employees in our core business areas of systems and software engineering of submarine electronics systems. We are eager to provide our exceptional support to this department” said Dave Cadorette, SEA CORP’s Vice President for Business Development.

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  The company provides a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Government customers.  They are headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park. SEA CORP employs about 360 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

SEA CORP of Middletown, RI Awarded Phase I Missile Defense Agency Small Business Innovation Contract

SEA CORP of Middletown, RI Awarded Phase I Missile Defense Agency Small Business Innovation Contract

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has been selected for a Phase I contract supporting the Missile Defense Agency under the Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. This Phase I effort will give SEA CORP the opportunity to develop innovative solutions for restraining and deploying multiple payloads for missile defense applications.

The SBIR program is a three-phase program that offers incentives to businesses of less than 500 employees to allow them to capitalize on their innovative research. The purpose of Phase I is to determine the technical merit and feasibility of the proposed concept. If selected for Phase II, companies continue research from Phase I, further exploring the scientific merit and commercialization potential of the project. Lastly, Phase III focuses on commercialization, and is funded by Federal agencies, rather than the SBIR program.

Senior Vice President David Lussier commented, "This award highlights SEA CORP’s focus on innovation and provides an important opportunity for the company to develop new concepts and products in support of the U.S. Department of Defense.”

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  They provide a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Government customers.  The company is headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park.  They employ about 350 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

SEA CORP Successfully Demonstrates Underwater Launcher

During December of 2014, SEA CORP successfully conducted testing of their newly designed Energy Adaptive Gas Launch & Eject System (EAGLES) prototype at NSWC-Crane, IN.  The sub-scale ejector system was designed, built and tested to validate SEA CORP ballistic model predictions for a notional underwater missile ejector system.  For this sub-scale prototype version, the launch tube was 19” in diameter and 10’ long with a payload (missile shape) that was 1000lbs.  The ejector system uses multiple COTS automotive airbag inflators precisely controlled for ignition by an electronics module; thus creating an optimum pressure curve for the entire stroke of the missile ejection process.  The ejector can handle up to 64 inflators and launch payloads over 4000lbs, but for this testing only six inflators were required to achieve these results.  SEA CORP engineers chose appropriate inflators from the automotive industry and designed the entire ejector and associated electronics to meet customer specifications for a sub-scale ejector design.

The system was first tested with a land based firing and then moved to an underwater posture, per customer requirements. The 1000lb payload was ejected and the recorded test data soundly validates the SEA CORP model predictions. The remaining testing for this effort is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2015.

$30 Million Contract Award to SEA CORP of Middletown, Rhode Island to Support Navy Electromagnetic Systems

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has just been awarded a three-year, $30 Million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to support the Electromagnetic Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.  SEA CORP is the prime contractor leading a team with 9 subcontractors that will provide support services in the areas of System Engineering Design, Development, & Evaluation; Software Engineering & Product Development; Testing & Maintenance; Information Assurance; Development of Technical Program Documentation; Development & Preparation of Communication Materials to support Design & Engineering efforts; Land-Based Facility and Shipboard Installation & Removal of Prototypes; Troubleshooting, Testing, & Support of Prototypes; and Library and Database Development.

This award represents a follow-on effort for SEA CORP and signifies a key feat in the increasingly competitive local business environment. SEA CORP, as the prime contractor, will coordinate services to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.  SEA CORP has committed to a range of small business goals that will greatly enhance the small business participation in Navy systems support.

Larry Willner, SEA CORP’s President said, “This contract represents our continuing efforts to provide technical expertise to the Navy in support of the development of systems that help ensure the superiority of our naval forces. This contract will allow us to help the Navy to quickly respond to the current needs of our forces and also help develop Electromagnetic Systems for the future.  We specifically chose teaming partners that include small businesses to provide technical expertise in specific technologies, as well as those that leverage the capabilities of large companies, and offer a significantly wide range of services and flexibility.”   

 

Senior Vice President David Lussier commented, “This award is very significant for NUWC, SEA CORP and the U.S. Navy submarine force. The Next Generation Architecture design of the future Electronic Surveillance System for submarines is well underway and SEA CORP has been an integral part of it through prior and existing support contracts to NUWC. Now that we have won this follow-on contract, we are confident to carry on in our key role of assisting the Navy with the introduction of this exciting and very improved EW capability to the submarine fleet.”

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  They provide a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Government customers.  The company is headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park.  They employ about 350 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

The subcontractors on the contract will be:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
  • CYDECOR
  • GDIT
  • Progeny
  • Rite Solutions
  • SAIC
  • Sonalysts
  • Tele-Consultants, Inc.
  • TRH Technologies, Inc.

SEA CORP of Middletown, RI Awarded $20 Million Navy Small Business Innovation Contract

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has been awarded a five-year, $20 Million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command under the Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program.  SEA CORP will support the Combat Systems Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island.  SEA CORP, with the help of Middletown's McLaughlin Research Corporation, will continue to develop and update an innovative process to collect and analyze submarine electronic, weapons and other combat system test data. The process utilizes state-of-the-art software routines that make collection of data much more efficient, reducing the time required to analyze the effectiveness of systems, improve system certifications, and develop improvements.

The SBIR program offers incentives to businesses of less than 500 employees to allow them to capitalize on their innovative research. This contract is one of two SBIR contracts that SEA CORP currently holds that have been selected as Navy SBIR Success Stories that showcase the best efforts in the SBIR program.  SEA CORP has also been awarded the prestigious SBIR National Level Tibbetts Award for SBIR innovation excellence.

“This is a continuation of the support we have provided to the Navy in this area for many years,” said Mac McDevitt, SEA CORP’s Senior Vice President for Combat Systems. “We are glad to continue our support in a warfare area that helps enable improvement in the quality of test and evaluation of submarine non propulsion electronic systems. Test and evaluation is critical to successful introduction of operational capabilities to the fleet.”

SEA CORP President Larry Willner added, "This award underscores one of SEA CORP's core competencies in the ability be innovative and develop new products that have a real impact in the effectiveness of our Naval Forces."  

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  They provide a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Government customers.  The company is headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park.  They employ about 350 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

SEA CORP Awarded $5.8 Million Contract in Support of Navy Trainer Systems

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has just been awarded a five-year, $5.8 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to support the Combat Systems Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.  SEA CORP will provide trainer systems support services in the areas of System Engineering and Prototyping, Certification and Regression Testing, Verification and Validation, Software and Hardware Configuration Management, System Administration, System Deployment, and Program Integration.

This award represents new work for SEA CORP and signifies a key feat in the increasingly competitive local business environment. SEA CORP, as the prime contractor, will coordinate services to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.  Mikel, a local small business, along with Predicate Logic, a San Diego based small business, will also provide support for this work as subcontractors.

 “We are glad to have the opportunity to support the NUWC submarine trainer systems programs. This new work is a result of the success of our core business areas of systems engineering and test and evaluation of submarine non propulsion electronics systems,” said Dave Cadorette, SEA CORP’s Vice President for Business Development.