US Navy Pilots Continue to Rely on BAE to Land Safely

U.S. Navy pilots count on air traffic control and landing systems to be fully operational so they can land safely every time. BAE Systems helps to make that happen. The company has received a $78 million contract to continue providing the Navy with the technical and engineering services needed to guide landings on aircraft carriers, large-deck amphibious assault ships and shore-based facilities.

“Ensuring that the landing systems function properly is paramount to the Navy’s mission and the safety of all pilots,” said Mark Keeler, vice president & general manager of Land & Electronic Systems at BAE Systems. “Our team understands the critical nature of this work, and we have a proven track record of getting the job done.”

For 20 years, BAE Systems has provided the Navy with system installations, certifications, technical assistance, training, mission-critical computer resources, and the repair and restoration of the landing systems.

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This new contract is expected to be completed by 2018. The work will be performed at St. Inigoes and Great Mills, Maryland, in addition to other Navy sites, including San Diego, California and Norfolk, Virginia.

Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Jul 11, 2013