Progeny Systems Corporation has received a $54.7m contract from the US Navy to deliver payload control systems for its submarines.
Under the cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost only, and firm-fixed-price contract, the company will design, develop and test the system prior to delivery.
The contract has been competitively procured as a small business set-aside through the Federal Business Opportunities website.
The payload control system constitutes a part of the AN/BYG-1 Submarine Combat Control system incorporated into all the newly-built and in-service submarines and appropriate joint programme office submarine platforms.
Installed on the US Navy’s Los Angeles, Seawolf, Virginia and SSGN-class submarines, as well as on the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines, the AN/BYG-1 open architecture submarine combat control system is aimed at detecting submarine and surface vessels in open-ocean or littoral sea environments, and for targeting and engaging tactical torpedoes and missiles.
The system is said to serve as a replacement for existing central processors with commercial computer technology and software.
The AN/BYG-1 modernisation programme will outfit the newly constructed submarines with upgraded software and hardware, with the aim of improving tactical and weapons control capabilities.
Work under the contract will be carried out at the company’s facilities in Manassas, Virginia, and Middletown, Rhode Island, US, and is scheduled to be completed by February 2021.
Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC is serving as the contracting activity.
In March 2015, Progeny Systems constructed and delivered torpedo defence systems to the US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine fleet as part of a $6.8m contract modification.