ATS wins Navy contract

Published 10:07 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Suffolk office of Applied Technical Systems recently was awarded a $101 million contract to support a seagoing radar station that is part of the U.S. Defense Department Ballistic Missile Defense System.

ATS teamed with Gryphon Technologies, LC, and was awarded the contract in a competitive bid process.

Together, the companies will provide research, engineering, information technology management and operations personnel to serve aboard the vessel.

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The Sea-Based X-Band Radar, constructed from 2003 to 2005, floats in the Pacific Ocean to work at detecting incoming ballistic missiles. IN addition to the radar system, the vessel includes control rooms, living quarters, workspaces, storage areas and a helicopter landing pad.

“ATS is pleased to be recognized and awarded for our expertise and knowledge of naval systems and operations,” said Doug West, vice president of ATS’s Maintenance Support Group. “ATS welcomes the opportunity to support Gryphon Technologies and the U.S. Navy in the operation and sustainment of this critical operational asset of our nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System.”

Along with ATS, the Gryphon Team also includes General Dynamics IT, Teledyne Brown Engineering, The GBS Group, KAYA Associates, The Parker Group and Stimulus Engineering.

ATS moved to Suffolk in 2009.