In the news: Huntsville firm wins $178 million Navy contract to support SEALs

The Huntsville office of a California engineering firm will perform work on a $178 million contract with the Naval Sea Systems Command that will directly aid SEAL teams in operations.

Teledyne Technologies Inc. announced earlier this week that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, had received the contract for the follow-on production of MK11 Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS) Systems.

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

Several retired Navy SEALs are working with Teledyne Brown on the project, the company said.

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