McLaughlin Research Corporation in New London, New London County, United States | Research
Welcome to McLaughlin Research Corporation, New London, United States. McLaughlin Research Corporation has been actively engaged in the fields of technical documentation and program management for both government and industry for over 60 years. We have continually held Navy contracts in these areas since our inception.
Early in 1941, McLaughlin Research Corporation, New London was founded under the name of McLaughlin-Carr Associates and operated under that name until incorporating under our present name in 1947. The firm's original activity was in engineering and design of airports. Working on airports in the Philadelphia area, McLaughlin-Carr became familiar with some of the production problems at the Naval Aircraft Factory and subsequently devised a plan to speed up production through the use of visual assembly charts (production illustrations). This plan worked so well that we conducted similar projects for the Naval Gun Factory and the Bureau of Ordnance throughout the war.
In 1944 when the Navy was confronted with the decision to abandon a valuable fire control system project that was nearly 75 percent completed or to seek outside help, it turned to McLaughlin-Carr, who by that time had vast experience in other fire control systems, for the job. The firm successfully operated the program until the system went into production by General Electric. Our efforts in this project led to our receiving the Naval Ordnance Award from the U.S. Navy.
Since the early 1970s, McLaughlin Research has provided a wide variety of life cycle support services for U.S. Navy undersea weapon and combat system programs from our offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Washington under more than 100 major cost-plus fixed fee (CPFF), indefinite duration/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts and over two dozen NAVSEA SeaPort Enhanced task orders. Tasking during the past three decades has ranged from designing world class Research and development laboratory facilities to installing and operating sensitive electronic test equipment aboard submarines from the Mediterranean to the Pacific; from tracking the configuration status of every submarine-launched torpedo in the U.S. Navy inventory to analyzing the technical and financial status of major system acquisition programs, such as the Seawolf and Virginia class submarines; and from developing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementation and compliance-related reports and manuals to creating interactive computer-based training and integrated, multimedia courses for U.S. and allied navy customers.
Today, at the dawn of the 21st Century, McLaughlin Research looks back with pride on our accomplishments in the past -- and forward with confidence in our ability to help our customers meet the challenges that lie ahead in the future.