Serco gets $64M to provide installation support for US Navy’s CIWS

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, engineering, and management services, has been awarded a single-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue to provide installation support for close-in weapon systems (CIWS) on US Navy, US Army, US Coast Guard and foreign military sales vessels.  


Under the contract, the company will be awarded task orders to perform installations, upgrades and modifications to the CIWS, a point-defense weapon for detecting and destroying low- and high-flying, high-speed manoeuvring anti-ship missile threats.

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These systems are typically mounted shipboard in a naval capacity.  Work on the contract is expected to be performed at varying locations and facilities including training sites, private and public shipyards, pier side, in dry dock, Continental United States (CONUS), internationally, and at Serco’s facility.

“The ability to continue providing service on this contract is a great testament to our colleagues on the front line who have been supporting this program over the last twelve years,” said Dave Dacquino, Serco Inc.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

This contract, awarded by Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division, has a five-year ordering period, with a ceiling value of $64 million, the firm revealed.

In September 2021, Serco finished Phase 1A concept design work for US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program.

Called ‘No Manning Required, Ship (NOMARS) X-Ship’, the program’s goal is to build and demonstrate an unmanned surface vessel capable of autonomous operations at sea for extended periods of time.

In the past, Serco delivered lifecycle sustainment engineering, systems integration, hardware procurement, software development, technical support, installation and testing, operations and maintenance solutions for various branches