BAE Providing Weapons Engineering for Submarines for US Navy
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a three-year contract to provide engineering and other services to modernize weapon launch platforms on U.S. and allied submarines.
The initial award from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center is valued at $3.4 million, with the total value of the three-year contract estimated at $13.8 million.
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BAE Systems experts will provide a wide range of support services, including development, analysis and integration of new weapon launch and payload systems; mechanical configuration and interface control; and fabrication, assembly, installation and evaluation of test facilities and naval platforms. The company’s unique team of highly qualified engineers and specialists will continue to provide on-call, expert knowledge of legacy submarine systems.
“Our team reflects a remarkable scope of experience and knowledge, from our skilled engineers and former sailors to our youngest and newest members,” said Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of Integrated Electronics & Warfare Systems at BAE Systems. “By combining legacy knowledge with operational understanding and new engineering tools, we’ve been proudly evolving to support this important customer for more than 40 years.”
Work on the latest award will be performed at BAE Systems’ facilities in Middletown, Rhode Island, and Groton, Connecticut, and will support U.S. Navy operations across the globe.
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