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Platform Modernization

Integration, installation, repair, and testing services for new or upgraded systems and equipment for the Department of Defense.

Serco is a proven partner for large-scale, complex modernization programs of strategic platforms at sea, on the ground, in the air, and in space with integrated design and installation capabilities.

The rapid evolution of technology and the global threat environment require that defense clients continuously upgrade weapons systems and integrate them with advanced capabilities. Serco offers leading engineering and procurement expertise combined with executing complex installation and testing to advance mission priorities.

  • C5ISR modernization
  • Weapons systems modernization
  • Cyber-hardening
  • Technology assessments
  • SATCOM engineering & modernization

Naval Modernization

Serco has earned a reputation for being a reliable partner for large-scale, complex ship modernization programs, working in some of the most demanding environments, from nuclear aircraft carriers to submarines. With over 1,000 experienced systems engineers, artisans, and technical experts, we help incorporate the latest technology, minimize downtime, and meet strict budgets and timelines.

Our nimble engineering approach makes Serco the best value partner for the affordable upgrade and maintenance of afloat assets. We have a presence in all major ports and shipyards to support clients in the U.S. and abroad and the capability to field teams to respond to emerging needs worldwide.

Serco has extensive experience and capabilities in shipboard modernization, providing Alteration Installation Team support on hundreds of platforms and every class of Navy ships over the past 20 years. Our expertise means our customers can trust us for consistently delivering high-quality workmanship on budget and schedule while maintaining an outstanding record of health and safety for our employees.

  • AI and Machine Learning
  • C5ISR and Weapons System Modernization
  • Cyber-hardening
  • Fleet Readiness Support
  • Hull, Mechanical, & Electrical Upgrades
  • Planning Yard Support
  • Professional Support Services
  • Program Management
  • Records Management and Information Technology
  • Ship Maintenance, Repair, and Modernization
  • Shipyard Installation and Maintenance
  • Systems Engineering

Key Facts in the Americas

  • Significant ship alterations include AEGIS Baseline 9 (AB-9), Automated Digital Network System (ADNS), Close-in Weapons System (CIWS), Common Submarine Radio Room (CSRR), Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES), Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT), Ship's Signals Exploitation Equipment (SSEE), and Fire Scout UAV.
  • Under the Sea Enterprise II Global Support contract for the Naval Information Warfare Command, Serco supports the C5ISR installation services for all afloat C5ISR and supporting systems, current and future, including surface ships, submarines, and special-purpose craft worldwide.
  • Serco has supported the Air Force's comprehensive modernization of the B-52 H bomber, including engines, radar, avionics, and defensive systems to maintain the relevance of this 70-year-old workhorse.
  • Serco supports the modernization of the F-35 stealth fighter, including incorporating advances in A.I. processing, data analysis, sensor integration, and weapons upgrades, with requirements, acquisition, and engineering services.
  • Serco provides rapid-response modernization acquisition and sustainment planning for the Air Force Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Office to support PNT systems essential to military advantage in modern warfare.
  • Our Quality Management System is ISO certified and fulfills management system requirements stated in NAVSEA standard item 009-04‎. 
  • Our Operating Procedure and Work Instructions are tailored to support the NAVSEA standards, MIL STDS, OSHA requirements, technical specifications for Alteration Installation Teams (AITs) (Manual TS 9090-310), Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual, Tag-Out User manual, and all supporting reference documentation as applicable to contract requirements.