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.
- Rite Solutions
- Tele-Consultants, Inc.
- TRH Technologies, Inc.