Dallas-based engineering giant Jacobs has been awarded a $99.8 million Underwater Launch Test Capability services contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana.
Jacobs SVP Mark Walter
Jacobs will provide integration and activation of special test equipment, verification, and commissioning services of the new “state-of-the-art” test facility. It will also support launch test operations.
“With Jacobs’ global experience designing, delivering, operating and maintaining world-class test facilities, we’re poised to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s mission by providing technical engineering solutions and total lifecycle leadership for systems that protect and enable the warfighter,” said Mark Walter, Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions SVP of Advanced Engineering, Research and Operations. “This new contract expands our relationship with NSWC Crane, building on our proven performance supporting the center since 2019.”
The contract includes interoperability of the warfare center’s facility, launch reaction stand, arrestment system, crossflow simulator, support equipment, test vehicles, and control and data acquisition system.
Jacobs will continue to support test operations and site sustainment at NSWC Crane throughout the life of the contract, the company said.
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