Serco to deliver US CIWS ship support

Posted on 11 February, 2022 by Advance 

Serco Inc. has been awarded a single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue providing installation support for Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) on US Navy, US Army, US Coast Guard and Foreign Military Sales vessels.

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This contract, awarded by Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division, has a five-year ordering period, with a ceiling value of $64 million

Under the contract, Serco will be awarded task orders to perform installations, upgrades and modifications to the CIWS, a point-defence weapon for detecting and destroying low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated outer defenses.  
These systems are typically mounted shipboard in a naval capacity.

Work on the contract is expected to be performed at varying locations and facilities including training sites, private and public shipyards, pier side, in dry dock, Continental United States (CONUS), internationally and at Serco’s facility.

"Serco has a rich history of supporting the Department of Defense with Ship Modernisation solutions and expertise," said Dave Dacquino, Serco Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The ability to continue providing service on this contract is a great testament to our colleagues on the front line who have been supporting this program over the last 12 years."

Known for building and maintaining C5ISR systems for various branches of the Department of Defense, Serco delivers lifecycle sustainment engineering, systems integration, hardware procurement, software development, technical support, installation and testing, operations and maintenance solutions.