MIKEL, Inc. (MIKEL), a defense company that has been developing and delivering innovative technologies to the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years, announced today that the Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded them a five-year, multi-million-dollar contract to support the Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island.
This award extends a previous five-year contract, through which MIKEL continues to provide engineering and technical services for essential technologies on Navy submarines stationed around the world.
“MIKEL is proud to continue to provide technical support for critical systems that maintain and advance national security. Through this important partnership with defense leaders at NUWC, we can ensure that U.S. submarines and warfighters are on the cutting edge of technology and innovation,” said Kelly Mendell, president of MIKEL. “Once again, we’ve demonstrated that for the military leaders who make our country safer, MIKEL makes their work easier.”
The contract, which MIKEL won through a competitive bid process, supports the Global Command and Control System (GCCS) on vessels. MIKEL installs, tests, and ensures accuracy of software that integrates data from undersea, surface-level, and air sources, with available intelligence and environmental information. The system operates in near real-time, empowering fast action and decision making for all U.S. Navy submarines, surface ships, and land-based sites connected through NUWC in Newport.In other words, the technology enables U.S. warfighters to maintain superiority.
“Our team brings highly-specialized technical expertise to this project, supporting the installation, integration, and deployment of critical systems on all U.S. Navy submarines,” said Kim Matthews, MIKEL’s director of Engineering Services. “We look forward to continuing to work with and deliver for our partners at NUWC. This award is a reflection of the quality work and state-of-the-art technologies our team consistently provides to the fleet.”