W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) has been awarded a $26,946,956 contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering technical support services for navigation systems in the U.S. and abroad. Seventy-five percent of the contract work will be performed in Hampton Roads, Va. through WRSystems’ Engineering Services Division in Norfolk, Va. The value of the contract could reach an estimated $140,601,392 if all options are exercised. The company is based in Fairfax, Va. WRSystems expects to hire additional staff to help service the new contract.
The contract combines purchases for the Navy (97%), and the governments of Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt under the Foreign Military Sales Program. WRSystems will provide support to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center in Charleston, S.C. The In-Service Engineering Agent overseeing the contract is located at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base.
Contract work for the Navy and allies will include a broad range of systems engineering and technical and logistics support for navigation and interior communications systems. WRSystems will support SPAWAR Atlantic in the certification of navigation systems throughout the fleet, in research and development in drug interdiction and in equipment and systems training for the fleet. Day to day work tasks will include electronic charting, navigation certifications, emergency technical assistance, technical publications development, integrated logistics and sophisticated sensor systems design for ships and maritime security forces. The next generation of electromagnetic logs and dead reckoning tracers will also be among the projects. Initial work is expected to be completed by October 2010. If all options are exercised, the completion date will be October 2014. The large business contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website and the SPAWAR E-commerce website.
In addition to Hampton Roads, work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; San Diego, Calif.; Groton, Conn.; Pascagoula Miss.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Ingleside, Texas and Seattle, Wash., as well as foreign military sites. WRSystems has employees strategically located to provide fleet and on-site customer support.