US Navy’s NUWC picks Amentum’s range support services

Newport-based Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) has selected the US federal and allied governments’ contractor Amentum to deliver range operations and maintenance support services.

NUWC awarded Amentum with a ten-year contract worth up to $462 million to support the Navy’s large-area, deep-water, undersea test and evaluation range – the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC).

AUTEC’s activities include underwater research, testing and evaluation of anti-submarine weapons, and sonar tracking and communications.

The contract scope will also see Amentum provide AUTEC with program management and business operations services, security, program documentation, safety and environmental support, public works and base services, logistics support, test scheduling, planning and execution, air and marine services and data acquisition, processing and analysis.

As disclosed, work will be performed on Andros Island, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and West Palm Beach, Florida.

“Amentum is pleased to have been awarded this contract in support of AUTEC, and we look forward to working with the Navy, our partners and other stakeholders to ensure the success of the test and training mission at this unique range”, said John Vollmer, CEO of Amentum.

Photo: Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport