July 2015 - SBIR/STTR SUCCESS Article

April 2014 - PEI key engineers and managers receive Naval Sea Systems Command "Team excellence Award" from NAVSEA Commander, Admiral Hilardes as part of the SSTD Team that built, tested and installed a rapid prototype torpedo defense capability on a aircraft carrier that met CNO accelerated requirements. 

PEI designed and fabricated the Ready Stow Group Cradle Launcher and the All up Round Composite Canister, both key components of the SSTD System.

February 2014 PEI executive participates as key speaker in US Special Operations Command SBIR Webinar on High tech Small Business In Rural States.

Dexter Myers, Vice President, participated in the virtual live panel discussion “ Successful Entrepreneurs from Rural States Talk about Growing an Advanced Technology Firm” sponsored by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program office. Select the link at the bottom of this page for complete information on this lively and informative panel discussion.

November 2013 - Pacific Engineering, Inc collaboration with industry, academia and government partners wins DOD Acquisition award
Posted: November 7, 2013 11:40 AM

Subs Programs Win 2013 Coalition for Government Procurement Awards

WASHINGTON - Two programs within the Program Executive Office for Submarines received Coalition for Government Procurement Excellence in Partnership Awards on Oct. 30, Naval Sea Systems announced in a Nov. 7 release.

The Ohio Replacement Program’s Research and Development Design Contract Team won the Department of Defense Government Savings award while the Undersea Defensive Warfare System’s Program Office’s Surface Ship Torpedo Defense Team received the Department of Defense Myth-Busters Award.

Rear Adm. David Johnson, the program executive officer for Submarines, lauded the programs’ efforts, saying, “in the current fiscal environment, we deliver credible capability at the lowest possible cost. These two programs are great examples of what you can do when you put intelligent and motivated teams on a task.”

The Myth-Busters Award is presented to an individual or team that fosters effective communication between government and industry during the acquisition process. The Surface Ship Torpedo Defense Team earned this honor by bringing the resources of industry and three key small business, and the Applied Research Laboratory, Penn State university to deliver the Navy’s first hard-kill torpedo defense system to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush nearly two years ahead of schedule.

The system performed as expected during the first end-to-end testing onboard the carrier and will undergo a quick reaction assessment this month, and was aboard the ship when it deployed in early 2014.

NOTE: PEI is a key member of the Surface Ship Torpedo Defense Team.

June 2013 - Pacific Engineering, Inc. at the Navy Opportunity Forum

Pacific Engineering participated in the 13th Annual Navy Opportunity Forum held on June 3-5, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA. The Forum was organized and hosted by the Dawnbreaker business consulting firm of Rochester, NY and sponsored by the U.S. Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

The Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a competitively awarded research program that engages the small business community in solving our countries most pressing technology needs. PEI showcased its two new products, the Ready Stow Group and the All UP Round Composite Canister alongside more than 200 additional technologies developed to assist our fighting men and women.

Select this link to view a video of the Navy Opportunity Forum that includes a discussion of the Pacific Engineering technology on display at the conference:

June 2013 - Pacific Engineering Inc Ready Stow Group Launcher and Composite All Up Round Successfully Completes Initial At-Sea Launch System Testing on USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)

Pacific Engineering, Incorporated’s, (PEI) Ready Stow Group (RSG) EDM Launcher and All Up Round (AURE) Composite Canister, major components of the Torpedo Warning System (TWS) and Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo Torpedo System (CAT), have successfully completed launch testing on the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

The TWS and CAT make up the Navy’s Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) System. The prototype system, tested on USS George H.W. Bush, is the first full SSTD EDM system to be installed and undergo sea tests. The SSTD was designated a high priority program by CNO Adm Jonathan Greenert, who stated on 7 May 2013, during his FY 14 Department of the Navy Posture to the House Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations, that the STTD will deploy with USS G.W.

Bush in FY 14 to counter wake homing torpedo’s.

PEI developed, fabricated and delivered the RSG launchers and AURE Composite Canisters under a PEO-SUB, PMS-415 SBIR Enhanced Phase II.5 contract, and did so within 9 months after contract award.

The RSG Launcher incorporates a light weight composite armor system that not only meets Bullet and Fragment Impact STANAG requirements, but it also saves approximately 30-40% of the weight as compared to conventional armor. In addition, the RSG system was designed by PEI to meet CVN shipboard shock and vibration requirements.

The light weight AURE Composite Canister provides electrical and mechanical interface to the SSTD system, shock mitigation, and an environmentally controlled environment for the Anti- Torpedo Torpedo.

The following is a story released by NAVSEA on June 6th (

July 2012 - PEI was awarded a Phase II SBIR from the Marine Corp Systems Command to design, fabricate and test a prototype Light Weight MTVR Composite Trailer for use by MAGTF Expeditionary Forces.

September 2012 - PEI has successfully fabricated and delivered under a PEO-SUBS Enhanced SBIR Phase II contract, Ready Stow Group Launchers and our high strength, filament wound All Up Round Composite launch tube prototypes, designed for PMS-415, Surface Ship Torpedo Defense Systems. All the prototype hardware components successfully passed Acceptance Testing conducted by NUWC Newport at PEI facility before delivery.