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SAIC Wins Naval Sea Systems Command Contract To Manufacture Heavyweight Torpedo
MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has won a $383 million contract from Naval Sea Systems Command NAVSEA to manufacture MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo after body/ tail cone sections.

The work to be performed will increase the quantity of the MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedoes for operational use. The expected completion date is January 2020, SAIC announced Wednesday.

The contract has a 27-month base period of performance from award to final acceptance and includes options for the procurement of spares, production support material, engineering services, test equipment design and manufacturing, and hardware repair services.

“As the manufacturer of the MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo afterbody/tailcone sections, SAIC will ensure that the Navy is ready to meet their missions at sea across the globe.” Tom Watson, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group said.

SAIC is teamed with Lockheed Martin, who will procure various afterbody/tailcone assemblies, as well as provide engineering services.

Lockheed Martin is currently manufacturing guidance and control systems for the MK 48 Mod 7 torpedo. These guidance and control systems will increase bandwidth, provide streamlined targeting and tracking capabilities to enable greater effectiveness and provide advanced counter-measure capabilities. 

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