Gibbs & Cox, Teamed with Halter Marine, Wins T-AGOS(X) Award


Gibbs & Cox will support our partner, Halter Marine, on the recent auxiliary general ocean surveillance ship (T-AGOS(X)) industry study award. With the detail design and construction contract award expected in 2022, we are excited to begin laying the foundation for the anticipated delivery of the first vessel in 2025.

The T-AGOS(X) class will replace the existing fleet of four T-AGOS 19 and one T-AGOS 23 small water plane area twin hull (SWATH) ships, which are currently nearing the end of their service life. The new T-AGOS(X) class has options for six additional ships and will be designed with a projected service life of 30 years.

As the builder of the T-AGOS 23 class, Halter Marine has extensive experience with the design and construction of this unique hull form. G&C brings our 91 years of engineering and design experience to the team while serving as the design agent.

Chris Deegan, G&C Chief Executive and President, noted, “This award represents over a year of pre-award work between G&C and Halter Marine and extends the growing partnership between our organizations.”

Developing Today for the Future of Tomorrow

Through the challenging times of COVID-19, Gibbs & Cox has been extremely fortunate to remain in a position of continued growth and development. As new awards come in, and new projects begin, we continue to invest in quality candidates and strive to expand our reach. One of our main focuses is pursuing driven candidates of both undergraduate and advanced degree levels and developing them into the leaders of tomorrow. COVID-19 has changed the way that we engage with our community, and though we must refrain from in-person events such as trade shows, conventions, and career fairs, Gibbs & Cox has become highly-active in the virtual community, regularly attending virtual college career fairs and trade shows.

In order to sustain our level of progress, investing in our employees is our top priority. Our employee development strategy begins with an individualized plan that leads to company growth, success, and a meaningful, fulfilling impact. As the largest independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm in the United States, we are proud to offer unique positions that give our employees the ability to work on a wide range of projects over several locations, nationally and internationally. From naval architecture and marine engineering to program management and software development, we encourage our team to explore their interests and pursue what drives them.

Our staff often participates in challenging and rewarding opportunities utilizing advanced tools and technologies, which provides an excellent chance for personal and professional development. At Gibbs & Cox, our priority is our people. From personalized one-on-one performance reviews to employee surveys, your voice matters. When our staff succeeds, we all succeed.

We are constantly seeking motivated and qualified individuals to join our highly talented team led by industry-recognized experts. We offer a wide variety of positions for interns, highly seasoned and experienced engineers, program managers, and designers. Many of our current leadership got their start as interns at G&C!

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. expands its Autonomous Portfolio with the award of the U.S. Navy’s Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV) Concept Studies

Arlington, Va., Sept. 14, 2020 – On September 5, 2020 the U.S. Navy awarded Gibbs & Cox, Inc. a contract to perform Concept Design Studies for the development of the Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV).

The Concept Design Study has an anticipated completion date of August 2021 with an option for additional design studies, which would extend the forecasted completion date to May 2022.  These studies will inform the Navy in development of a future competitive procurement for the Detail Design and Construction of the LUSV.

“We look forward to continuing our role as a leading provider of unmanned autonomous surface vehicles to the US Navy, building on our MUSV and prior awards. The LUSV represents a critical step forward in fulfilling the Navy’s future capability needs, and we are proud to be a part of meeting that challenge” said Chris Deegan, President and Chief Executive of Gibbs & Cox.

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is the largest independent and privately-owned naval architecture and marine engineering firm in the United States. Since our founding in 1929, 24 classes of combatants and nearly 7,000 vessels have been built to G&C designs. We proudly support military and commercial clients in the U.S. and internationally with all phases of marine design, construction, and lifecycle management. Our passion is solving our customers’ 21st century maritime challenges with quality and integrity.