VTG Awarded Navy Contract to Modernize Combat Systems Across the Fleet

VTG has been awarded a $188 million Navy contract to help modernize combat systems across the fleet, including the Aegis Combat System, shown here in 2017 undergoing a test on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). U.S NAVY Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad M. Butler

CHANTILLY, Va. — VTG has been awarded the Technical Insertion 16 Sustainment, Installation, Procurement and Engineering Services contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the company said in an April 7 release. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $188 million and a five-year period of performance. 

“VTG has a proud legacy of closely collaborating with the Navy to engineer the next generation of sea power,” said John Hassoun, VTG president and chief executive officer. “The TI16 program enables VTG to build upon that legacy, expanding our technical expertise, strengthening our partnership with NSWC Port Hueneme and NAVSEA, and — most importantly — modernizing the fleet.” 

The TI16 program is the U.S. Navy’s enterprise approach to modernizing combat systems across the surface fleet, most notably the Aegis Combat System, and includes all cruisers and destroyers, aircraft carriers, and amphibious ships. TI16 also enables the Navy to introduce the latest commercial off-the-shelf technologies and open architecture designs into its combat systems. 

VTG will leverage its robust, full-lifecycle combat-systems engineering capabilities to fulfill TI16 program requirements. The company currently provides prime contract warfare, control, and C5I engineering services to the NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Engineering Directorate and has over 50 years of experience installing and integrating advanced C5ISR systems aboard every existing U.S. Navy surface ship and submarine class. 

Most recently, VTG completed the successful installation and integration of the ODIN directed-energy laser weapon system aboard two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The company will also leverage its growing digital and software engineering capabilities. Earlier this month, VTG announced that it had begun work on a prime contract to develop the future state of the Navy Operational Architecture and to optimize fleet interoperability. The company also introduced the VTG Battle Lab, an industry-integrated model-based systems engineering environment for next-generation warfare systems.