McKean Defense Group has received a new five-year contract from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWC PD).

The cost-plus contract has a value in excess of $21m.

McKean will provide engineering, logistics, and technical services for the Auxiliary Machinery Systems division at NSWC PD.

The Auxiliary Machinery Systems division handles auxiliary machinery, fluid systems and auxiliary system controls.

The contract will also include performing studies and analysis of equipment and machinery for aircraft carriers, surface ships, and submarines.

It will cover main propulsion steam, secondary steam, and air conditioning, as well as refrigeration, compressed air, and ventilation.

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McKean Defense CEO Joseph Carlini said: “McKean engineers and analysts have supported this work since the early days of our company.

“The mission has evolved, and with our partners, we are ready to continue support to these important programmes.”

Seven firms make up the company’s team that will deliver the contract.

The contract work will be performed primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

McKean intends to hire employees in various roles, including software developers, programme and financial analysts, and engineers.

Last month, McKean won two contracts from NSWC PD. The first contract involves work in support of the DDG Flight IIA and Flight III Machinery Control Systems programme.

Services to be provided include cybersecurity engineering, testing, computer programme development and equipment harvesting/obsolescence.

The second contract includes the provision of system design and integration, test and evaluation, logistics, and system installation for ships navigation and integration bridge systems.