In the news: Huntsville firm awarded major contract to support U.S. special forces ops


Huntsville’s Teledyne Brown Engineering has been awarded a $178 million federal contract that will support American special forces abroad.

In a release, the company announced a sole source contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for the follow-on production of MK11 Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS) Systems. The contract includes options.

The SWCS System is a manned combat submersible vehicle specifically designed to insert and extract Special Operations Forces (SOF) in high threat areas.

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) applauded the award in a tweet.

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