VSE to provide technical support for Egyptian Navy’s Perry-class FFGs

30 November 2015 (Last Updated November 30th, 2015 18:30)

VSE Corporation has received a delivery order to provide in-country technical assistance and support to the Egyptian Navy's (EN) Perry-class guided missile frigates.

VSE Corporation has received a delivery order to provide in-country technical assistance and support to the Egyptian Navy's (EN) Perry-class guided missile frigates.

The order has been awarded under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Naval Ship Transfer and Repair (N*STAR) contract, through the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Program.

Under the $37m contract, VSE will provide an in-country technical assist team (ICTAT) and Continental United States (CONUS) project management team to provide support services.

"These recent awards position us to sustain a high level of support to these long standing, traditional clients."

The teams will provide technical, logistics, training, facilities and administrative support to the EN Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) Program for the former Perry-class FFGs.

Work under the contract will be carried out over a period of 13 months.

A number of the US Navy's former Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates have been transferred to countries including Pakistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Poland, and Turkey.

VSE CEO, president and COO Maurice 'Mo' Gauthier said: "In recent years we have successfully diversified our service and product offerings across new markets, and we remain committed to providing superior services and support to our traditional federal civilian and military customers.

"These recent awards position us to sustain a high level of support to these long standing, traditional clients."

Additionally, the company has received three more orders totalling nearly $22m. One of the contracts involves the company procuring sets of cabling and support equipment for the Japan Ministry of Defense (JAMOD).