Earning Your Trust With Excellence
Newbuild & Deployment
Autonomy & Systems
Maintenance, Repair & Modernization
Why Customers Choose Us?
Experience, Integrated solutions and Global Reach
Swiftships offers a complete portfolio of services from design & engineering, shipbuilding, Follow-On-Technical Services (FOTS), training to maintenance, repair and modernization, Service Life Extension of Platform (SLEP) and autonomous solutions to clients globally.
Our unique transfer of technology (ToT), co-production via Technology Assist Agreement (TAA) offering, make us a comprehensive solution provider for localization programs, offering highly flexible options, from design licensing rights to full shipbuilding support, with over hundred hull designs to choose from, backed up by US Coast Guard and ABS test related data, for clients globally to achieve their sovereign capability.
Shipbuilding and deployment
Select from over 100 proprietary proven military and commercial hulls and get your vessel built in our locations.
Design & Engineering
Swiftships offers a unique advantage in naval architecture. We have over seven decades of experience in shipbuilding combined with innovative solutions. Swiftships engineering teams reliably incorporate the newest technological trends with high-quality mission performance, in the real operating environments.
ILS services include warehouse management, performance based logistics, manpower analysis, risk management, and more. Swiftships’ supply chain management solutions have helped many clients drastically reduce their costs and delivery time, investments and achieve optimal results.
Want your vessels to be built in your location? Sure, we can help you with that goal. Swiftships has extensive experience working with international clients in local building programs with various degrees of involvement.
We started supporting co-production programs in the early 1980’ and have since established a global network of strategic operating locations and partnerships. Our advantage, as a local building partner, is a broad capability and flexibility from co-production to design, licensing and transfer of technology.
Swiftships offers its innovative and cost-effective approach to the development of maritime infrastructure. We share our expertise as a shipbuilding company and deliver the most effective and advanced solutions for shipyard design, docks, logistics, training facilities, and digitization.
autonomy and systems integration services
Swiftships leads the maritime industry in the newest trend of autonomous platforms and advanced technology.
Swiftships has developed extensive programs in R&D of autonomous solutions and advanced technology integration for military and commercial vessels. Our capabilities range from building fully autonomous vessels to converting existing vessels into autonomous or unmanned platforms, integrating artificial intelligence, providing launch and recovery platforms and more. Swiftships’ Autonomy Systems are built by a dedicated team that supports clients from consultancy to vessel building.
Swiftships is a well proven integrator of various systems to meet the multitude of missions for our customers. Our expertise encompasses integrating a variety of customer’s selected equipment and systems, including Sensors, Navigation, Communication, Advanced COMBAT Systems, Weapons and Missile Systems, Propulsion and Ship Service Systems. We ensure harmonious interaction and cooperation between each system to guarantee that the ship operates seamlessly as a completely integrated entity.
Our dedicated services and customer care keeps your vessels operational at all time.
Training & Swift Academy
Originally growing from a need for skilled craftsmen, Swiftships has extensive experience in providing training from ship construction, fleet maintenance including ILS to crew training. Our training organization provides specialized training, covering programs in the U.S. and at the client’s location, and unites academic and industry partners.
Maintenance, Repair and Modernization
Swiftships extends your vessels’ lifecycle – we maintain, repair and convert them.
Maintenance, Repair, Modernization
Swiftships has decades of experience providing all aspects of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Refit/Ship Modernization services for various types and sizes of ships. We are recognized as a service provider by the US Navy, NAVSEA and foreign allies Navies helping them in managing their fleets.
Service Life Extension (SLEP)
We have decades of experience managing life-cycle support programs and a number of global references for ship repair and conversion. Our follow-on-technical efforts have earned the highest rating from NAVSEA, and we are one of the few shipyards worldwide that managed an entire fleet for a foreign government.
How can we work together?
Swiftships has equal experience working both sales methods: Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS). Each of them has its own advantages and we invite you to contact us to discuss which method suits your particular case best.
Direct Commercial Sales
Swiftships has comprehensive experience with military clients using Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) while adhering to U.S. State Department (DOS) program requirements. We establish those contracts by working directly with the end client to set requirements and submit final documents to DOS for the required licenses.
Foreign Military Sales
Foreign Military Sales (FMS) is growing and popular method for selling defense systems abroad. We have sold over 300 vessels through FMS as we offer numerous benefits to our clients, including the ability to reach a broader base of local shipyards, reduce the risk inherent in international sales, facilitation, and planning.
Our Support in DCS
We obtain industry allowance for weapons’ sales and other defense articles, defense services and military training to foreign clients from the Bureau of Political Military Affairs’ Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Swiftship fulfills the rules and regulations of:
- The Arms Control Export Act
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
- Military Critical Technologies List
We are expert in dealing with complex processes and changes:
- Every year Congress requires the U.S. State Department to prepare a “Section 655” report on military assistance, exports, and imports under the Foreign Assistance Act. Swiftships contributes by providing its own reports, detailing the end-use of the controlled U.S. weapons systems it has sold and exported.
- Our relationship with foreign trade partners, such as MBDA, OTO Melara, and DRS Technology, allows us to be a leader in Arms and Integration under Direct Commercial Sales (DCS).
Broad Market Access
The FMS system makes every allied nation a potential customer, by including the U.S. companies’ products in the standardized catalog for international sale.
FMS reduces the risk involved in working with foreign customers since an FMS is effectively a sale to the USG, not to the end-user.
FMS orders have generous lead times from concept to delivery, allowing plenty of time for planning and production.
Reduced Administrative Burden
All international logistics requirements, including export licenses and transportation, are managed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Frequently Asked Questions?
Is FMS more expensive than DCS?
Yes. In most cases, it is not possible to compare FMS and DCS costs directly. Under the FMS program, the U.S. Government charges an administrative fee, whereas in DCS there is no associated fee.
Is DCS delivery guaranteed?
Yes, as the client can force the builder to provide a performance bond.
Did You Know?
Who can participate in the FMS program?
The US Government designates countries and international organizations eligible to participate in the FMS program. The Department of State makes recommendations and approves individual programs on a case-by-case basis. Currently, around 160 countries are eligible to participate in FMS.
What Are Some Other differences Between FMS and DCS?
Under FMS, the Department of Defense (DoD) procures defense articles and services for the foreign customer using the same acquisition process used to procure its own military needs. Recent policy changes in the U.S. Government’s Federal Acquisition. Regulations have opened the door, allowing foreign governments to participate in FMS procurement negotiations.
In general, the government-to-government purchase agreements tend to ensure standardization with U.S. forces, provide contract administrative services that may not be available through the private sector, and help lower unit costs by consolidating purchases for FMS customers with those of DoD. DCS allows the foreign customer more direct involvement during the contract negotiation phase and may allow firm-fixed pricing.