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SAIC Awarded 102 Million US Navy Contract to Support MK 48 Torpedo Production


SAIC Awarded 102 Million US Navy Contract to Support MK 48 Torpedo Production

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SAIC MK48 Mod 7 Torpedo heavyweight torpedo
SAIC MK48 Mod 7 Torpedo heavyweight torpedo

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has been awarded a $102.5 million contract by the U.S. Navy to continue supporting the MK 48 Mod 7 Heavyweight Torpedo program. This is a firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed fee modification to a previously awarded $1.1 billion torpedo production contract. Under the new contract option, SAIC will produce, assemble, test and deliver the U.S. Navy’s MK 48 Mod 7 Torpedo Afterbody Tailcones (AB/TC) and MK29 Mod 0 Warshot Fuel Tanks to the U.S. Navy and foreign partners through implemented Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs. Currently, SAIC also provides all necessary facilities, resources and management to meet the contract’s integration, production, test and delivery requirements.

“SAIC has a long history of supporting the U.S. Navy, notably our work providing the dominant undersea weapons it requires. We are honored by the Navy’s confidence in SAIC, and proud to expand our support of the MK 48 program,” said Bob Genter, president of Defense and Civilian Sector at SAIC.

SAIC MK48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo
SAIC MK48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo. (Photo by Science Applications International Corp.)

The Mark 48 and its improved Advanced Capability (ADCAP) variant are American heavyweight submarine-launched torpedoes. They were designed to sink deep-diving nuclear-powered submarines and high-performance surface ships. The Mk-48 torpedo is designed to be launched from submarine torpedo tubes. The weapon is carried by all U.S. Navy submarines, including Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and Seawolf-, Los Angeles-, and Virginia-class attack submarines. It is also used on Canadian, Australian, and Dutch submarines. The MK48 torpedo is the Navy’s sole submarine-launched anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare weapon. All classes of Navy submarines use it for achieving sea control and neutralizing or destroying threats to high-value vessels. SAIC build and integrate afterbody/tailcone sections of the MK48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

SAIC is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving nation’s technology transformation. The company robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. The company are approximately 25,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion , which is core to values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.7 billion.

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