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Serco builds on Alion Navy acquisition

Serco Inc. has won its second Navy contract since acquiring the naval systems design business from Alion Science & Technology in August.

At the end of September, the Americas subsidiary of Serco Group won a $162 million recompete to support the Navy’s amphibious warfare program office. Yesterday, the company won a $43 million contract to support the Navy’s Guided Missile Frigate FFA(X) program office for unmanned and small combatants, a new ship program.

Serco Inc. will advise the Navy on technical design issues, establish the network architecture and cybersecurity of ship systems, develop system integration parameters and test requirements, establish integrated logistic support plans for the ship class, and maintain accurate cost estimates for the Navy.

The pair of wins further cement the rationale behind Serco Inc.'s $225 million purchase of the Alion business unit. The acquisition doubled Serco’s Navy footprint and broadened the scope of services it can offer. The deal brought $336 million in revenue and 1,000 employees.

This win with the FFG(X) program office broadens work that the business had been providing since the office was established three years ago, Serco said in a release. The new work stretches across several areas such as network architecture and cybersecurity; cost estimating; system integration and test; acquisition, program management, and life cycle management; engineering, design, and production; and design site support.

Serco also will model the new ship class in a three-dimensional environment and virtual technology will be used in the design site to allow ship designers to walk through the design in a virtual environment to evaluate the design and maintainability.

“The FFG(X) Program is critical to the future force structure of our Navy,” said Vince Stammetti, senior vice president of Serco Inc.’s maritime, engineering, technology and sustainment business unit.

“This is what we envisioned for the Naval Systems business,” said Dave Dacquino, chairman and CEO of Serco Inc., in a statement.

“Through the acquisition we gained industry-leading capabilities in naval ship and submarine design, engineering and construction services, which dovetails nicely with Serco’s existing strengths in shipboard, shore and systems installation and upgrade services to the Navy.”

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Nov 07, 2019 at 11:50 AM


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