The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory (Penn State ARL) has won a potential five-year, $50 million contract from the U.S. Navy to operate and manage a center of excellence that focuses on developing and transitioning naval platform-related manufacturing technology to the industrial sector.
Penn State ARL will continue to maintain the Electro Optics Center in Freeport, Pennsylvania, as part of the Navy ManTech COE program, the Department of Defense said Friday.
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) received two proposals for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and obligated $823,921 for the first two task orders upon issuance of the award. ONR expects contract work to conclude by Aug. 12, 2026.
The university-affiliated research organization also works with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division to modernize sonar technologies for the service branch.