VSE secures $91.1m in NAVSEA FMS support contracts


Technical service provider VSE has been awarded several delivery orders during the first quarter of this year, totalling an estimated $91.1m.

The orders have been issued under the foreign military sales (FMS) support contract, which was signed by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Programme Office.

The orders include delivery of in-country technical assistance and support, and the provision of SMART-S 3D medium-to-long range surveillance radar systems for the Egyptian Navy, in addition to several other additional NAVSEA FMS awards.

VSE chief executive officer Maurice Gauthier said: “We have started the year with strong bookings in support of our NAVSEA FMS programme.

“Our NAVSEA FMS support team continues to provide exceptional service to our allied navies, and we look forward to fulfilling our clients’ diverse requirements.”

"Our NAVSEA FMS support team continues to provide exceptional service to our allied navies, and we look forward to fulfilling our clients’ diverse requirements."

VSE will deliver in-country follow-on technical support (FOTS) for the Osprey-class mine hunter coastal (MHC) vessels as part of the in-country technical assistance and support contract.

The company will also provide modernisation, technical, logistics, training, facilities, and administrative support to NAVSEA PMS 326 and the Egyptian Navy’s MHC vessels under two separate delivery orders of a combined $36.8m value. The orders have a period of performance of 16 months and 24 months, respectively.

VSE will offer procurement, integration, deployment and harbour acceptance testing (HAT) of a SMART-S radar system on-board an Egyptian Perry Class FFG as part of the 14-month, $21.8m SMART-S 3D agreement.

Additionally, the company secured additional contracts of a combined funded value of approximately $32.5m, to provide various support services for periods of performance ranging between four and 14 months.