VTG has provided requirements, design, and execution oversight for the construction of every major surface platform. Our full range of shipbuilding services includes acquisition support, program management, systems engineering, analysis, business management, 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 support the Navy’s research, concept design efforts, and acquisition strategy development for the next-generation large surface combatant.
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 technology combined with our mission knowledge helps our customers confidently face the future.
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 that supports continuous evolution and achieves affordable combat relevance over the full ship lifecycle.