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June 9, 2020

McKean wins contract to provide submarine engineering support

McKean Defense Group has won a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWC PD) to support submarine programme management, engineering, technical, and logistics support.

McKean Defense Group has won a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWC PD) to support submarine programme management, engineering, technical, and logistics support.

Under the $14m-valued five-year single award contract, the company will provide programme management, engineering and technical support, logistics, financial management and associated efforts.

It supports Submarine Type Commanders (TYCOMs), NAVSEA 05, NAVSEA 07, PMS 391, PMS 392, PMS 394, PMS 397, PMS 399, PMS 435, PMS 450, SPAWAR, and NAVSEA 08.

The contract will also support other US Navy submarine activities while in port or underway.

The contract work will be executed in the US states of Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Virginia, Massachusetts, Georgia, California, and Washington state, as well as in Japan.

Submarines underway or while in port will also host the contract work.

McKean also plans to expand its staff with logisticians, engineers, and engineering technicians.

McKean Defense CEO Joseph Carlini said: “This win reflects McKean’s first prime contract supporting NSWCPD’s submarine programme office, and our bid leverages existing tools and processes already employed through the Warfare Center.

“High visibility programmes, such as the Virginia Class and Columbia Class, will require the best engineering solutions and new technologies for emergent equipment issues, and McKean is proud to have been selected.”

In February this year, McKean received the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWCPAC) command, control, communications, computers (C4) intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) shore platform contract.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract has a base value of $56.3m with a ceiling of $249m.

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