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MIDDLETOWN — Rite-Solutions Inc., which has an office in Pawcatuck, has announced that the Naval Undersea Warfare Center has renewed one of the company's information technology contracts and chosen it as a prime contractor for a major project. 

In the latest award, Rite-Solutions was selected as one of 23 companies that will participate in a five-year, $561.2 million contract to help the U.S. Navy develop future generations of its unmanned undersea vehicle "family of systems."

The contract, announced by NUWC in Newport, will develop  technologies in payloads, propulsion, power storage and conversion, vehicle control,  command and control, and other areas.

Mike Coffey, executive vice president and general manager, said Rite-Solutions would focus on software, architecture, and command and control. “Our strength is integrating disparate systems into a single, cohesive system of systems,” Coffee said.

NUWC said it intends to release task-order requests for proposals and would order components from multiple companies. Rite-Solutions said the contract has options that could bring its total amount to $794.5 million.

Coffey said the company, often a subcontractor to large system developers, is now a prime contractor alongside them.

Last month, Rite-Solutions said its contract with NUWC's Activity Chief Information Officer division was renewed for $49.6 million. The division is responsible for strategic planning, operations, maintenance, and compliance of the center’s IT systems and infrastructure.

Rocky Reeves, Rite-Solutions vice president and director of IT services, said the company would provide software engineering and client support services, Navy Marine Corps Intranet support, IT governance and application portfolio management support.

Reeves said htat half half of the personnel supporting the contract must meet the Navy’s strict cyber IT and cybersecurity workforce requirements.