General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been awarded a task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to demonstrate machining capability to produce prototype hardware for submarine propulsors.
The delivery task order is under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Propulsor Demonstration Hardware (PDH) contract previously awarded to GA-EMS.
“We look forward to demonstrating our secure specialized manufacturing processes for materials management, machining to tight tolerances, and non-destructive evaluation of complex hardware components with precise geometry,” said Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “Successful demonstration of our capabilities under this task order will further qualify GA-EMS to take on additional submarine propulsor development awards under the PDH program. We are proud to be working with NSWCCD as we continue to execute on a variety of task orders to develop new manufacturing techniques and technology innovations supporting submarine modernization efforts and to drive future submarine designs.”
Upon completion of this task order, GA-EMS will deliver the prototype hardware for use in testing components aboard the US Navy’s Large-Scale Vehicle-2 (LSV-2), a submarine demonstrator platform operated by NSWCCD, to test advanced technologies for insertion into current and future submarines.
Engineering work will be performed at GA-EMS’ San Diego, CA and Tupelo, MS facilities. Classified machining and non-destructive evaluation will occur in the Tupelo manufacturing facilities.