Middletown defense contractor gets $16.8M contract

MIDDLETOWN – Rite-Solutions Inc. has been awarded a five-year, $16.8 million contract with the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, the company announced Tuesday.

Rite-Solutions will conduct hardware and software development “inclusive of design, analysis, prototyping, integration, test, training, and installation services” to support the delivery of a new “Early Warning and Electronic Support” training for the Navy’s submarine fleet, the company said.

“It is exciting to able to play such a critical role in upgrading the training opportunities for the fleet,” said Ken Haner, senior vice president and director of engineering services at Rite-Solutions.

“Together with our teammates – [Systems Engineering Associates] Corp., Northrop Grumman, and Simventions – we know we have the correct level of expertise and capability to deliver and integrate this new capability in the Submarine Multi-Mission Team Trainer,” Haner said.

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Rite-Solutions will serve as the primary contractor for the $16.8 million contract, which was awarded in June. There usually is a delay between when a defense contract is awarded and when it is announced so related security matters and other details can be finalized before the information becomes public.

Headquartered in Middletown, Rite-Solutions specializes in system engineering, software development, information technology, learning and performance services, and cybersecurity for government and commercial customers.

Rite-Solutions is one of NUWC’s primary contractors. In fiscal 2018, the company received contracts totaling more than $21 million from NUWC, ranking eighth among the center’s many contractors, according to a list compiled by the center’s contracting department.

“This [latest] award confirms that Rite-Solutions’ investment in becoming one of approximately six companies in the United States who are appraised ‘CMMI V2.0 Maturity Level 3,’ providing a clear value to the Navy,” added Mike Coffey, the company’s executive vice president and general manager.