BAE Systems will oversee a mid-life modernization to the USS Mustin, commissioned in 2003. The destroyer is seen here in October with ships from Guatemala and El Salvador. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy)

BAE Systems will oversee a mid-life modernization to the USS Mustin, commissioned in 2003. The destroyer is seen here in October with ships from Guatemala and El Salvador. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy)

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in Barrio Logan an $89.4 million firm-fixed-price contract covering maintenance, modernization and repair to the USS Mustin, a guided-missile destroyer of the Arleigh Burke class.
 
Work under a so-called “depot modernization period” includes upgrades to high-priority warfare systems, and can sometimes stretch beyond a year. Work on the Mustin is expected to be completed by November 2023.


The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the value of the contract to $95.2 million. The bulk of the funding is from the Fiscal 2021 budget and the balance from fiscal 2022.


The contract was competitively procured using full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website. Shipyards along the West Coast of the United States were eligible to bid, and the Navy said it received competitive proposals. The Naval Sea Systems Command of Washington, D.C. awarded the contract, announced on March 28.


More Funds for JCREW Electronics


The U.S. Navy awarded the San Diego office of Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) a $21 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise options for operational level spares and incorporate engineering change proposals into JCREW — which is Navy shorthand for electronic devices that foil crude, radio-controlled bombs known as IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). JCREW stands for Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare. The contract pertains to JCREW Increment One Block One Systems. It includes foreign military sales to Australia. Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be complete by March 2024. The Naval Sea Systems Command of Washington, D.C. awarded the deal, announced on March 18.


Joint Venture to Clean Up Waste


SDV E&C JV of San Diego is among five small businesses that will compete for orders under a $22.5 million U.S. Army waste remediation contract. Under the deals, the businesses will clean up hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste. Bids were solicited via the internet with 16 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 22, 2027. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Kansas City, Missouri awarded the contract, announced on March 23.


Serco Supports Surface Warfare Community

 
The U.S. Navy awarded Serco a $37.4 million modification to previously awarded contract to procure professional support services for the Naval Sea System Command’s Deputy Commander for Surface Warfare. Some 18% of the work, worth an estimated $6.7 million, will be performed in San Diego. Other work will be performed in various Navy ports and the Washington, D.C. metro area. Work is expected to be complete by August 2022. The Naval Sea Systems Command of Washington, D.C. awarded the contract, awarded Feb. 25 and announced on March 1.


DevSecOps Deal for Solute


Solute, a Mission Valley business that is now part of Sigma Defense, announced on March 9 that it received a U.S. Navy Digital Integration Support Cell (DISC) task order to facilitate development security operations (DevSecOps) for NAVAIR’s Minotaur Family of Services (MFoS). NAVAIR is short for the Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command.


Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Solute said it will stand up MFoS – which links sensors, cameras, radar and communications equipment into a single system for greater surveillance efficiency – in a secure cloud environment to provide improved scale for access, security, collaboration, performance, test and validation.


Solute’s work will leverage existing work done as part of the Black Pearl platform to facilitate the systems integration for continuous development, scaled testing and delivery in a secure cloud DevSecOps environment. The cloud environment specifically leverages the Black Pearl Party Barge, a common environment and DevSecOps baseline allowing for the creation and maintenance of modern software factories. The modular nature of the environment will allow rapid integration of existing environments and enable continuous development, testing and delivery.


“We are excited to work with NAVAIR to accelerate development of the MFoS program through the Black Pearl DevSecOps environment,” said John Lyons, executive vice president of operations at Solute. “By leveraging groundbreaking software to automate manual functions and make surveillance more effective, we provide our servicemen and women with accurate intelligence faster than ever before.”