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Ship Modernization

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

Serco is a market-leading provider of ship modernization services, with capabilities covering the full lifecycle from acquisition and design to installation of new and upgraded systems including C5ISR systems, weapons systems, SATCOM, radar, and hull, mechanical, and electrical upgrades. We support adding new capabilities and cyber-hardening on existing vessels and construction of next-generation ships for the U.S. Navy, other DoD clients, shipyards, the Coast Guard, and allied navies.

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 to incorporate the latest technology, minimize downtime, and meet exacting 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.

Areas of expertise include:

  • C5ISR Modernization
  • Close-in Weapons Systems
  • Combat Systems
  • Hull, Mechanical & Electrical
  • SATCOM Engineering and Modernization
  • Unmanned Surface and Submarine Vessels

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

Key Facts

  • Major 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.
  • 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.