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NAVSEA PEO SUB Seeks Information About Qualified Sources to Provide Modular Mast for Submarine Sail Systems

/ -- PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - October 13, 2016) - The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) PEO SUB released on Thursday, October 13, a sources sought notice for information about potential qualified sources who can provide a modular mast for submarine sail systems.

The modular mast will have application to the Virginia Class submarines with the potential for implementation on new design submarines. The modular mast features include ability to hydraulically raise and lower sail mounted sensor systems, provide structural support throughout the range of mast deployment, and provide feedback on mast location throughout the raise\lower stroke.

The modular mast design is required to meet extreme environmental conditions, use a common sail interface, and be modular, accessible for removal of subassemblies without removal of entire system from the sail, and serviceable at the Navy's Intermediate level.

Also, candidate systems are required to have the capability to be integrated and interoperable with the Photonics Mast, Multifunction Modular Mast, High Data Rate Mast and Multifunction Mast.

The Government requests that interested, responsible sources should provide detailed technical information and proposed plan and concepts addressing the following areas:

Performance and Survivability

  • An overall technical description of the functions and capabilities of the equipment.
  • Data for the modular mast specifically related to Availability, Reliability and Maintainability.
  • Details of the raise\lower speeds and the operating hydraulic pressure.
  • An analysis or data addressing the underwater shock survivability of the outboard equipment.
  • Details on overall dimensions and weight of the modular mast.
  • Details on the routing and handling of the sensor cables.
  • Details on the interface between the modular mast and the supported sensors.
  • Details on the interface between the modular mast and the sail. Provide details on the materials and coatings used in the design of modular mast.
  • Details on the design and performance of the mast height indication sensors and any associated cabling.
  • Details on the ability to interface and mechanically operate sail closure doors.
  • Details on the installation and removal of the equipment from the sail.

Maintenance Philosophy

  • Describe the maintenance and repair process proposed to support the equipment on US Navy submarines (i.e., operational and intermediate level maintenance).
  • Describe the depot maintenance philosophy and capability for the system.

Data rights

  • Provide details on any limitations on technical data rights for the equipment specifically proprietary information that would not be shared with the US government.

Installed Base and Customer Feedback

  • Provide details on the numbers of modular masts currently installed, in production, on order and proposed, including countries and submarine types.
  • Provide points of contact for references willing to provide details of their experience with the modular mast being offered.

Interested sources should respond to this sources sought notice by providing an expression of interest and unclassified company literature and/or provide a capability summary not to exceed 50 pages in length addressing the topics described above. The written request must include the company name, CAGE code, and complete company address.

Responses are due by no later than 5 p.m. EST on November 14, 2016. All written expressions of interest and information must be submitted in both hardcopy and on CD by mail to Paul DiTaranto and Lisa Sherman at the following mailing addresses:

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Philadelphia Division

Attn: Paul DiTaranto

5001 South Broad Street, Bldg. 4

Philadelphia, PA 19112


Naval Sea Systems Command

Attn: Lisa Sherman/SEA 02633

1333 Isaac Hull Avenue SE, Stop 2050

Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20376-2050

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