US: Serco has won a new single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide installation support for Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) on US Navy, US Army and US Coast Guard vessels. This contract has a one-year base period plus two option years, with a ceiling value of USD 31 million. Under the contract, Serco will perform installations, upgrades and modifications to the CIWS, a point-defense weapon for detecting and destroying low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated outer defenses. These systems are typically mounted shipboard in a naval capacity. “Serco has a rich history of supporting the US Navy with C4ISR solutions and expertise. This programme is a great addition to our C4ISR portfolio and we are ready to apply our experience to further the United States military and its shipboard defense systems,” said Dan Allen, Serco’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
The contract builds upon Serco’s current set of Navy C4ISR contracts under which the Company is providing installation and upgrade support on Navy vessels. Known for building and maintaining C4ISR systems for various branches of the Department of Defense, Serco delivers lifecycle sustainment engineering, systems integration, hardware procurement, software development, technical support, installation and testing, operations and maintenance solutions.