Virginia-based 3PSC is being issued a $14,9 million modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise a 182-day option for the operation and maintenance of five U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ships (T-AGS).
Military Sealift Command’s Special Mission program supports worldwide oceanographic programs with seven ships that perform acoustical, biological, physical and geophysical surveys. These ships gather data that provides much of the military’s information on the ocean environment.
The collected data helps to improve technology in undersea warfare and enemy ship detection. The oceanographic and hydrographic survey ships’ multibeam, wide-angle precision sonar systems make it possible to continuously chart a broad strip of ocean floor.
Work will be performed at sea worldwide, and is expected to be completed by March 2015.
The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.