Military Embedded Systems

MK 48 Mod 7 torpedo components to be manufactured by SAIC


November 03, 2016

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

MCLEAN, Va. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) engineers will manufacture MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo afterbody/tailcone sections for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). If all options are exercised the contract's value will be more than $383 million.

The contract includes options for procurement of spares, production support material, engineering services, test equipment design and manufacturing, and hardware repair services. It has a 27-month base period of performance with an expected completion date of January 2020.

SAIC and Lockheed Martin have teamed up to deliver the MK 48 Mod & torpedoes to the U.S. Navy. Lockheed Martin - the manufacturer for the guidance and control systems for the MK 48 Mod 7 torpedo - will procure various afterbody/tailcone assemblies, as well as provide engineering services.

Work will be performed in Bedford, Indiana; Marion, Massachusetts; Middletown, Rhode Island; and Indianapolis, Indiana.

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