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Friday, Oct 21, 2016

VSE to Support Taiwans Maritime Defense Efforts

VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC) has been awarded a cost-plus award fee delivery order under its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Naval Ship Transfer and Repair (N*STAR) contract through the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Program. The delivery order has a 16-month period of performance and a potential value of up to $74 million.

Under this delivery order, VSE will manage the industrial work, logistics and crew training required to reactivate ex-USS Taylor (FFG 50) and ex-USS Gary (FFG 51) for the Taiwan Navy. The industrial work is being performed in Charleston, SC. Each ship will receive a Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) during which all hull, mechanical and electrical systems, as well as selected combat systems will be reactivated and fully tested to ensure the ships are returned to full operating capability. The Taiwan crews will receive training on maintenance and operation of the FFG systems which will include training in the classroom, on-the-job training, and underway operational exercises.

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"VSE and our entire N*STAR Team remain committed to providing superior engineering, logistics and training services to our foreign navy allies under our NAVSEA FMS contract,” said JR Brown, Federal Services Group President. “These delivery orders allow us to provide vital support to foreign navies to achieve their maritime mission requirements.”

“Since 1995 VSE has transferred more than 48 ships to foreign governments, including the transfer of twelve ex-U.S. Navy ships to Taiwan,” said Maurice “Mo” Gauthier, VSE CEO, President and COO. “Our N*STAR Team is comprised of the maritime industry’s best firms at providing affordable sustainment of allied fleet assets and modernizing those assets to provide mission relevance across a broad spectrum of operational needs.”

Source : VSE Corporation - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Jul 21, 2016


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