Our Capabilities

Naval Design Analysis & Engineering

Navigating the Future

VTG offers the full range of shipbuilding and ship modernization engineering support services, including acquisition planning, specification review and validation, program management, systems engineering, business financial management, production oversight and analysis, and delivery testing.

Our work includes identifying and mitigating risks, ensuring that specifications conform to Fleet requirements, controlling costs, and acting as a liaison between the program office and the shipbuilder to ensure that all government-furnished equipment delivery meets critical shipbuilding timelines. We also develop, execute, and analyze post-delivery tests and sea trials, certifying that delivered ships are free of deficiencies and capable of supporting the Navy’s mission. In addition to our work on the current fleet, we continue to support the Navy’s research, concept design efforts, and acquisition strategy development for the next-generation large surface combatant.

How We Do It
  • Conceptual Design Requirements
  • Preliminary Design Review
  • Critical Design Review
  • Detailed Production Analysis
  • Post-Delivery Tests and Trials
  • HM&E Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Science and Technology Development
  • SIBR and New Technology Integration

Fueling Innovation

We help the Navy identify innovative technologies that will enhance warfighter capabilities and support the Navy and Marine Corps missions. We also support the Navy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs by assessing the feasibility of potential solutions and by managing technology transfer and implementation. Our in-depth understanding of emerging technology, the industrial base, and mission requirements helps our customers confidently face the future.

Case Study

Outpacing the Threat

Traditional surface warship design cannot efficiently or cost-effectively adapt to changing requirements. That’s why the Navy is gearing up to develop flexible, modular, open-system warships that will ensure combat relevance over a ship’s expected service life. To ensure future naval superiority, flexible ship design will need to support the rapid transition to advanced technology; the integration of evolving hull, mechanical, and electrical (HM&E) systems; and the latest combat systems.

VTG supports the Navy’s flexible ship design initiative by researching changeability, adaptability, scalability, and other critical attributes required to maintain up-to-date combat relevance. We are also developing an initial draft set of flexible warship design attributes and creating requirements and key performance parameters. These attributes and specifications will allow for a future combatant ship design (manned or unmanned) that supports continuous evolution and achieves affordable combat relevance over the full ship lifecycle