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.