New England Council member BAE Systems has recently been awarded two contracts from the US Navy. The first is a five-year contract to provide full life-cycle engineering and technical support for communication and combat systems on land and at sea. The second is a nine-year contract to support radio and communications systems design and integration for 13 surface combatant ships.
Under the five-year contract, BAE Systems experts will integrate computers, communication systems, combat systems and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems on board U.S. Navy surface combatants and at shore sites both in the US and abroad. The initial award is valued at $28.4 million with an estimated total value of $146.7 million for the full five years. The second contract BAE Systems was awarded was the DDG VI Radio Communications Systems (RCS) contact, which the company has held since 1985. Under this contract, BAE Systems’ experts will provide systems engineering, production, and integration for 13 surface combatant ships. The initial value of the contract was $28.4 million with an estimated total of $187.4 million over the nine years.
DeEtte Gray, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security sector, said of the five-year engineering and technical support contract, “ For 30 years our seasoned team has ensured that platforms, sensors, communications, and weapons systems aboard U.S. Navy ships are integrated and optimized for mission success. In addition to aiding in mission readiness, BAE Systems’ life-cycle services directly support NAVAIR’s strategic cost-reduction initiatives.” Of the nine-year systems design and integration contract, Ms. Gray said, “We have a hard-working and dedicated team of experts that has worked on every DDG 51 class destroyer in the U.S. Navy’s fleet, including most recently the USS John Finn. That’s 63 new ships over 29 years.”
The New England Council commends BAE Systems for its continued dedication to equipping and supporting the U.S. military.