US Navy Boats & Combatant Craft Division Acquisitions
The U.S. Navy’s boats & combatant craft division (PMS325G) is within Program Executive Office, Ships (PEO Ships), Support Ships, Boats, and Craft Program Office (PMS325). PMS325G is primarily responsible for managing the acquisition, design, production, test, and delivery of boats & combatant craft to the U.S. Navy and other U.S. Armed Services. PMS325G also supports these vessels with life cycle management and sustainment engineering as funded.
PMS325G delivers products to end-users so they can accomplish operational tasking such as: High Value Unit (HVU) Escort; Maritime Expeditionary Security; Mine Countermeasures (MCM); Force Protection/Harbor Security; Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS); Ship & Submarine Repair/Maintenance; and, personnel & cargo transport.
Mr. Jon D. Thomas will provide an overview of the PMS325 organization and discuss the following topics specific to U.S. Navy boats & combatant craft:
• Upcoming new procurements (FY20/FY21).
• R&D initiatives.
• Acquisition strategy, approach, and planning.
• Acquisition challenges, trends, and lessons learned.
• Areas where industry can help.
Representatives from Naval Sea Systems Command’s Contracting and Acquisition Department (NAVSEA – Code 02), and Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division, Detachment Norfolk – Combatant Craft Division (NSWCCD Det Norfolk, CCD) are expected to support this discussion as panel members.