In 2005, Kratos won a major contract supporting the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Keyport, Washington, with a range of engineering and technical services. To improve the war-fighting capabilities of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Kratos is facilitating equipment installations aboard Fast Attack and Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines. The award, with a potential value of $30 million over a five-year period, was the first of three task orders that Kratos has won from NUWC.
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) is the U.S. Navy’s full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support center for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive weapons systems associated with undersea warfare.
NUWC’s Division Keyport engaged Submarine Alteration Installation Teams to enhance its combat control and C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) systems. As a subcontractor to Northrop Grumman, Kratos was selected to provide engineering, installation, maintenance and technical support to advance the Navy’s critical capabilities.
Kratos was tasked with advancing the technological and war-fighting capabilities of Navy submarines in the Pacific Fleet. Working primarily aboard submarines located in San Diego, Hawaii and Guam, Kratos was charged with:
Kratos’ quality engineering services have been essential to providing the Navy with the necessary “surge capacity” to meet escalating demands on the Pacific Fleet in the face of significant security threats around the world.
Because of its expertise in command and control systems, Kratos was tapped to provide a full spectrum of services to NUWC under the multi-year contract. Its engineers were asked to offer installation, testing, assurance and maintenance services for the following systems:
Kratos’ quality engineering services and systems installation support have provided the Navy with significant benefits to date, including:
In the Base Year of the contract, which ended in March 2007, Kratos met all requirements of the contract, providing NUWC and Northrop Grumman with the surge capacity to meet emergent requirements in Hawaii, San Diego, Norfolk and King’s Bay, Georgia.