Serco obtains a command contract from Naval Sea Systems for the support of the underwater surveillance system; CEO Dave Dacquino quoted

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professional services company Serco inc. was awarded a five-year potential $39.8 million prime contract from the Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office.

As part of the Naval Sea Systems Command Integrated Underwater Surveillance System Product Support Facility contract, Serco will perform logistical assistance and product support maintenance of facilities for IUSS vessels and coastal vessels, the Herndon, Va.-based company announced Thursday.

“The Serco team is proud to have been selected to support the IUSS and its mission. We understand how critical the IUSS component is to the Navy’s anti-submarine and submarine warfare capabilities,” said Dave DacquinoCEO and President of Serco Inc. and a multiple Wash100 Price winner.

While the contract work will service an international range of IUSS aircraft, it will primarily take place in Virginia Beach, Va. at the IUSS Operations Support Center.

Serco Inc. has been a partner of the IUSS organization for 15 years. The latter group aims to monitor maritime jurisdictions globally and report on anti-submarine warfare via long-range fixed mobile strategies. Their approach involves detection, classification, tracking, reporting and distribution of data on surface ships, submarines and aircraft involved.

The IUSS is also involved in the retrieval of long-term oceanographic and geophysical information, the administration of environmental assessment efforts and research on underwater mammals, and the support of countermeasures initiatives. narcotics.

Serco’s latest IUSS project, funded by PMS 485 PEO Undersea Warfare Systems, is contracted for one base year and four option years.

It follows two Navy contracts announced in February: a price of $21.9 million to design, build, test and equip a class of guided missile destroyers and a $64 million price tag at install, update and modify close-in weapons systems for the branch, in addition to those of the military, coast guard, and foreign allies.

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