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BAE to Provide Communications and Electronics Services as Part of $698 M US Navy Contract

BAE Systems has been selected to provide a range of communications and electronics services as part of a U.S. Navy, multiple-award contract worth as much as $698 million. Under the contract, BAE Systems will bid against one other prime contractor for a series of task orders over the next five years, if all options are exercised.

The company will support the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SCC) Atlantic with services to ensure effective communications and electronics networks for vehicles used by the Navy, Marine Corps and other joint forces. These services will include designing and engineering, prototyping and testing, and systems and software integration – critical and complex tasks prior to the installation of the networks. The company will also help to maintain the networks and other equipment once the vehicles are in use.

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“This is an important services contract for the U.S. military and a big win for us,” said Kris Busch, vice president and general manager of Maritime and Defense Systems at BAE Systems Support Solutions. “SCC Atlantic has been a valued customer of ours for more than 35 years, and our team stands ready to support these new requirements, whenever and wherever needed.”

The work will be conducted primarily at BAE Systems’ facility in North Charleston, S.C. and at government locations. The company currently has approximately 400 employees in North Charleston, supporting SCC Atlantic and other agencies.

BAE Systems Support Solutions, based in Rockville, Md., provides a range of products and services to meet needs in readiness and sustainment and operational support across the land, aviation, maritime and C4ISR domains, supporting the U.S. Department of Defense and federal agencies. Support Solutions is also a leading non-nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion company, serving the U.S. Navy and other maritime customers.

Source : BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)

Published on ASDNews: Mar 22, 2012


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