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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.

Key Facts

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.