Vectrus Systems wins $151m US Navy C4I support contract

29 January 2019 (Last Updated January 29th, 2019 12:27)

Vectrus Systems has received a $151m contract to continue to provide end-to-end engineering support for command, control, communications, computer, intelligence (C4I) systems under the US Navy's Fleet Systems Engineering Team (FSET) programme.

Vectrus Systems has received a $151m contract to continue to provide end-to-end engineering support for command, control, communications, computer, intelligence (C4I) systems under the US Navy’s Fleet Systems Engineering Team (FSET) programme.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee task order was awarded under the Navy’s SeaPort-e contract.

The company will deliver the support services until January 2024, including all option periods.

Vectrus president and CEO Chuck Prow said: “Vectrus has provided continuous complex C4I support under FSET since the programme’s inception in 1999 and we look forward to continuing to deliver innovative solutions and exceptional performance to our Navy client.

“Our afloat teams provide a full range of keyboard to antenna support services that are integral to the readiness of US Navy ships. Importantly, under this task order Vectrus will now perform as a prime contractor.”

The FSET contract involves providing end-to-end C4I systems engineering support to the US Navy’s floating force comprising command ships, ballistic missile defence ships, strike groups as well as specific shore facilities.

"Our afloat teams provide a full range of keyboard to antenna support services that are integral to the readiness of US Navy ships."

In addition, Vectrus will provide systems engineering and technical support. The work will be in support of facilitating the rapid introduction of new capabilities into the Fleet through fleet experimentation and operational fleet exercises.

The company will deploy fleet systems engineers to observe C4I system performance and provide critical feedback regarding computer network defence status.

The engineers will also work on quickly restoring C4I systems in the event of system malfunction, attack, cyber-attack, or other system impacting incident.

Prow added: “Through our FSET programme, Spectrum Management Next Generation contract, and recent Naval Station Guantanamo Bay base maintenance win, Vectrus has been successful in expanding its Navy footprint and we look forward to further expanding our relationship with this important client.”