AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of federal IT and engineering solutions, announced that it was awarded a Department of Navy (DoN) Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific (CNSP) Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center contract valued up to $23.5 million. In winning this contract award, AMERICAN SYSTEMS will continue supporting the Engineering Readiness Assist Teams (ERATs) program. This program was established to assist U.S. Navy sailors in engineering, combat systems, and deck departments increase their operational, repair and maintenance knowledge, and combat readiness through a unique and realistic training approach.
ERATs utilize a blend of classroom training and practical applications to prepare ship crews for the rigors of operating and maintaining their ship at sea for extended periods of time. The program focuses on expanding the sailor's basic level of knowledge, establishing a solid foundation of operational readiness through classroom, hands-on, and operational training exercises to ensure uninterrupted operations, reduced maintenance and repair costs, and increased warfighter proficiency.
"Dedication to supporting the Department of Navy runs deep in the fabric of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' history and culture," said Peter Smith, Executive VP and COO at AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "Real-time preparedness of ship crews improves mission-effectiveness and the safety of all Navy personnel aboard a ship."
Under the terms of the contract, AMERICAN SYSTEMS will provide services, including six ERATs and one logistics team for one base year and two option years, which began on September 28, 2013. AMERICAN SYSTEMS will support the contract with ERAT teams located worldwide including in California, Washington, Hawaii, Japan and Bahrain.