Saab Sensis wins Navy SeaPort-e slot

Sept. 28, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. subsidiary of Saab has received a U.S. Navy contract for various support in 22 functional areas.

As a SeaPort-e Prime contractor, Saab Sensis will be able to compete for contracts that will be solicited on an ongoing basis by the Naval Sea Systems Command; Naval Air Systems Command; Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command; Naval Supply Systems Command; Military Sealift Command; Naval Facilities Command; Strategic Systems Programs; Office of Naval Research; and the Marine Corps.

Saab Sensis has qualified for a number of functional support areas, from research and development to installation and checkout and in-service engineering support, it said.

"SeaPort-e provides a mechanism for the U.S. Navy to contract with Saab Sensis for a broad spectrum of advanced and legacy sensor engineering and related support services in an efficient and affordable manner," said Erik Smith, general manager of Saab Sensis Defense and Security Systems.

"This award ensures that our warfighters have access to the critical technical capabilities and expertise they need to conduct their missions."

SeaPort-e was established by the Naval Sea Systems Command and its warfare centers, which are responsible for the acquisition of all Navy ship and shipboard systems to maximize the efficiency and economy of support service procurement.

The Navy Systems Commands competitively solicit, award and manage their service requirements among SeaPort-e contract holders through the SeaPort-e Web portal.

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