Ensuring continued success for the defense industry and our allies requires sound technical and engineering backing.


Technology Deployment

Continental Tide has worked tirelessly to provide the best in Alteration Installation Team (AIT) support.


Military Products

Continental Tide's engineers and technicians develop new and innovative products for military and shipboard use.


Continental Tide awarded $105 million NAVSEA contract for work on Littoral Combat Ships

Continental Tide Defense Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $105 million contract from NAVSEA for work on Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).



Continental Tide awarded $98 million Military Sealift Command contract for ship repair work

Continental Tide Defense Systems, Inc. received a $98 million contract from Military Sealift Command for general ship repair work on the east coast of the United States.



Continental Tide awarded delivery order in support of NSWC Philadelphia

Continental Tide Defense Systems, Inc. obtained a delivery order from NSWC Philadelphia for work on LHD 2 and LHD 4 in San Diego, California.



Continental Tide to share in $119 million Navy maintenance contract

Continental Tide Defense Systems, Inc., is among a group of 10 ship-repair firms that have been awarded a share in a U.S. Navy maintenance contract worth $119.1 million over one year.

If all options are exercised, the contract could be worth up to $644 million and continue for five years.



Continental Tide’s Quality Management System (QMS) receives top grade from NSWCPD

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) recently completed its review of Continental Tide Defense System’s Quality Management System (QMS) Level I, II and III procedures and forms and issued the highest rating possible including praise in the areas of Management, Training and Document Control.


“We are very pleased to have received this high rating and want to thank the team from NSWCPD for its constructive input during this review. I would also like to acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication exhibited by our team in remaining fully committed to total customer satisfaction through the delivery of quality engineering and industrial and modernizing support to US Navy, Coast Guard and other DoD organizations,” said Continental Tide President Keith M. Reidinger.



Continental Tide benefits from PA tax credit program

Continental Tide received more than $82,000 in tax credits from the Department of Community and Economic Development through the Keystone Innovation Zone Program.

For complete details on the tax credits, please read the article below from the Reading Eagle.

Continental Tide benefits from program

Tuesday January 24, 2017 12:01 AM
By Brad Rhen
Reading, PA

A Reading-based defense contractor recently received more than $82,000 in tax credits from the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

Continental Tide Defense Systems Inc., 531 Canal St., received a total of $82,585 as part of the Keystone Innovation Zone program. Continental Tide, which also has locations in Norfolk, Va., and San Diego, provides programmatic, engineering and technical services to U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command and other Department of Defense organizations, according to its website. The
company has had a location in Reading since 2011 and has about 25 employees here.



Continental Tide approved by San Diego Ship Repair Association

Continental Tide’s Quality Management System (QMS) was recently audited and approved by the Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association (PSDSRA). The company has since been added as an approved federal contractor to provide engineering and Alteration Installation Team (AIT) services through the PSDSRA.

Quality Policy Statement: Continental Tide is committed to total customer satisfaction by delivering engineering, industrial and modernizing support to the US NAVY, Coast Guard and DoD organizations. All levels of the organization are dedicated to the process of meeting or exceeding customer’s requirements in a professional, safe and ethical manner. In addition, we are committed to comply with requirements and work to continually improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System.

Continental Tide featured in Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce magazine

ReadingmagazineContinental Tide Defense Systems, Inc. President Keith Reidinger was featured in the Entrepreneurs Corner section of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce’s Spring 2016 Commerce Quarterly magazine.

Reidinger was highlighted for building a thriving headquarters for the company in downtown Reading. The article mentioned Continental Tide as a business with “an untold story of perseverance, passion, and most importantly – the leadership responsible for creating vibrancy and innovation in our region.”

Click here to read the complete article in Commerce Quarterly.

Continental Tide Technical Skills Training Stand Now Available!

Continental Tide Defense Systems Inc. announces the recent release of its tested Technical Skills Training Stand. Developed by a team of engineers and technicians, the training stand is intended to provide a mobile platform at which technically-skilled tradesmen such as welders, pipefitters, and electricians have the opportunity to demonstrate or perfect their abilities to read and interpret installation drawings and develop physical electrical, piping, and structural systems and components. The Technical Skills Training Stand also provides a safe and closed environment to conduct hands-on training for new craftsmen to help ensure they are fully prepared to support these systems when in the field. Continental Tide continues to lead the way in innovation for new processes and methods of training with the addition of the Technical Skills Training Stand to its line of Training and System Assessment Products.

For more information about the Technical Skills Test Stand or any Continental Tide products or services, please contact Continental Tide today at 484-577-4070.

WAVE Application Excels on USS PEARL HARBOR Ballast System Assessment

Continental Tide’s Workflow, Assessment, Verification and Evaluation (WAVE) application excelled during its latest utilization aboard the USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52). Continental Tide’s team performed an assessment of the current condition of the ship’s ballast system. The ballast system stabilizes the vessel during on-loading and off-loading of equipment and during normal sailing operations.

Utilizing the WAVE application tool, configured to support the USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD 49) class ballast system, Continental Tide’s team of three engineers completed the assessment, along with associated repairs to equipment, in less than a week. Loaded on portable handheld devices, the assessment tool was configured with assessment check sheets for the various components of the ballast system. The tablet provided necessary assessment inputs, technical documentation references and final report outputs, enabling the job to not only be completed faster and more efficiently, but also providing a greater level of completeness and accuracy.  



Continental Tide develops WAVE application functionality for Apple Watch

Continental Tide recently expanded the use of its Workflow, Assessment, Verification, & Evaluation (WAVE) application tool with a compatible application for the Apple Watch. Previously a tablet-only application, Continental Tide has expanded the versatility of the WAVE application to allow some of the components of the WAVE system to be used on the new device. This new functionality allows WAVE users to complete their tasks faster and more efficiently.



Ride the wave to our apparel store

CT store
Continental Tide has now opened its own online apparel right here on our website under the culture tab at the top of the page.  Our inventory is stocked with a wide-variety of long-sleeve shirts, short-sleeve shirts, polo shirts, pants, and more. All items are available to Continental Tide employees and the general public, however, please note that some items are priced for employees. For more information, please contact Continental Tide. Take a moment to explore our exclusive gear and celebrate the grand opening of our online store.

Continental Tide
Philadelphia, PA
Corporate Office

531 Canal Street, Suite 401
Reading, PA 19602
Phone: 484-577-4070
Fax: 484-577-4077

Continental Tide
Norfolk, VA

1457 Miller Store Road, Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone: 757-410-7611
Fax: 757-410-7211

Continental Tide
San Diego, CA

205 West 35th Street, Suite K
National City, CA 91950
Phone: 619 781-8658
Fax: 619 781-8672