Gryphon Technologies has secured a single award task order contract to deliver engineering and development services and support for the US Navy's new E-STREAM and existing underway replenishment (UNREP) systems.
The new electric standard tensioned replenishment alongside method (E-STREAM) system will enable transfer of heavy loads at a faster rate.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) is a field activity of the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) that supports the timely meeting of major programme milestones for the TAO-X project, while also managing the lifecycle of the UNREP systems.
TAO-X is the next-generation fleet oiler auxiliary vessel and is intended to replace the existing T-AO 187 Henry J. Kaiser class oiler fleet.
The first new UNREP (E-STREAM) system will be developed, tested and deployed through the work carried out under the current arrangement.
The $49m deal will see Gryphon Technologies support the current UNREP programme, while delivering design, prototyping, testing, documentation, software development and sustainment of the new E-STREAM programme.
Gryphon Technologies founder P.J. Braden said: “It is a privilege to be selected to provide engineering and technical support to the navy’s UNREP programme.
“Gryphon’s team of professionals is committed to do everything we can to ensure the success of this programme, which is crucial to the mission of the US Navy.”
The Task Order contract is slated to be completed in June 2022 if all options are exercised.
Gryphon Technologies is a US-based engineering and professional services company specialising in warfare systems and integration, naval architecture and marine engineering, programme management, test and evaluation, and logistics.