Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems, Braintree, Massachusetts, is awarded a $42,192,128 not-to-exceed, undefinitized modification to previously awarded contract N63394-19-C-0007 to exercise options for production of Next Generation Surface Search Radar (NGSSR) systems. The NGSSR will replace all variants of the current AN/SPS-67, AN/SPS-73, BridgeMaster E series and commercial-off-the-shelf radar systems. The NGSSR will perform surface search, periscope detection, and navigational functions. NGSSR will offer ship defense against surface and limited low altitude air threats. This contract modification will acquire the first NGSSR production lot following a contract award for design and production.
“Ultra is proud to provide the multi-mission, interoperable Next Generation Surface Search Radar (NGSSR) to the United States Navy. Ultra’s focus continues to be on the safety of the warfighter and NGSSR will provide the navigation, situational awareness, and defense against surface and low altitude air threats to keep our surface fleet, crews, and nation safe. This contract reflects a continued trusted partnership between Ultra and the US Navy and is a relationship that will continue to strengthen with the installation of NGSSR across the fleet.”
The primary objective of NGSSR is to replace legacy systems due to current military threats and obsolescence issues. Fiscal 2020 other procurement (Navy); and 2017 and 2018 shipbuilding and conversion (U.S. Navy) funding in the amount of $21,096,064 will be obligated at time of award. Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The NGSSR was not competitively procured in accordance with 15 U.S. Code 638(r)(4) under the Small Business Innovation Research Phase III program/2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity. Work is expected to be completed by April 2023.
Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems , part of Ultra Electronics Maritime & Land Division, is a global provider of underwater and surface solutions for the US and allied government customers with over 50 years of experience. Ultra’s products and services include undersea defense, acoustic countermeasures, sonar systems and radar solutions. As a proven supplier of complex multi-domain technology, Ultra has a legacy of accepting some of the biggest challenges and delivering innovative capabilities for customer’ needs.