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       VSE Corporation’s developed a new, exclusive, and dynamic Naval Ship Transfer and Repair (N*STAR) team to expedite the transfer of former U.S. Navy ships and systems to foreign allies and provide comprehensive in-country follow-on technical support, including training, engineering services, industrial services, construction and logistics support. N*STAR team members include some of the top industry leaders, such as Raytheon, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Thales Naval, Inc., General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), BAE SYSTEMS, DRS Technologies, Inc. and American Systems Corporation.

       VSE has been the lead firm performing ship transfer work for the Naval Sea Systems Command under the Foreign Military Sales (“FMS”) Program since this function was initially outsourced in 1995. During that time, VSE has managed the successful transfer of 42 ships to 34 nations on six continents. The transfer services have included a large variety of ships/systems, from guided missile destroyers to floating dry docks.

       The extensive VSE-led support work includes complex follow-on technical support to host nations from construction/establishment of state-of-the-art, multimedia training facilities; coastal surveillance systems; industrial upgrade programs, including building facilities and procedures capable of supporting former U.S. Navy ships and systems; and engineering support for mission capability enhancements, including complex systems integration projects such as installation of modern combat systems upgrades (SM2 Block IIIA). Other members of the N*STAR team include: Propulsion Controls Engineering; George G. Sharp, Inc.; Gibbs & Cox, Inc.; Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc.; McKean Defense Group, LLC; Phoenix Group of VA; Sullivan & Associates, Inc.; Atlantic Marine Florida, LLC; 3Phoenix, Inc.; The Columbia Group; Logistics Support, Incorporated; CDI Marine Co.; The GBS Group; The McHenry Management Group; and Orion Solutions, LLC.

Performing ship transfers since 1995
  • Including 42 ships transferred to 13 countries
Complex follow-on technical support to 34 countries
  • Construction/establishment of state-of-the-art, multi-media training facilities
  • Coastal surveillance systems
  • Industrial upgrade programs
  • Complete engineering support
  • Integrated logistics and lifecycle support
Large variety in ships/systems support
  • From Guided Missile Destroyers to floating dry docks
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