Teledyne awarded US$178 million special operations shallow water combat submersible contract


Teledyne Technologies subsidiary Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE) has been awarded a sole source contract from the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for the follow-on production of MK11 Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS) systems.

The contract, including all options, is valued at US$178 million.

The SWCS system is a manned combat submersible vehicle specifically designed to insert and extract special operations forces (SOF) in high threat areas.

Under the initial contract with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), TBE successfully designed, manufactured, tested, and delivered the initial engineering development model (EDM) SWCS system. Due to the success of the EDM phase, USSOCOM exercised options for TBE to produce and deliver additional MK11 SWCS production systems.

Under the new NAVSEA contract, TBE will continue production and delivery of MK11 SWCS systems, including spare parts production and the provision of engineering and technical support services, through fiscal year 2024, if all options are exercised.

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