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BAE Systems to integrate US Navy's critical comms

Posted 13 December 2018 · Add Comment

The US Navy has brought in BAE Systems to integrate and sustain critical communications systems for its military vehicles and command centres.


Courtesy BAE Systems

BAE Systems has earned positions on two single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts that support the rapid integration and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). The two awards have a total potential value of more than $150 million.
 
The first award, LCS CONUS, is a five-year contract to provide life cycle sustainment across military and commercial based communications platforms within the US and abroad. These systems are used by Navy, Special Operations Forces, Homeland Security, and other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-defense agencies. The IDIQ contract has a maximum ceiling value of $83 million.
 
“Our engineers specialise in providing custom, tailor-made C5ISR solutions to help close communications capability gaps for the US military,” said Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Integrated Defense Solutions business. “BAE Systems takes pride in keeping the lines of communication open for those on the front lines of national security.”
 
The company also secured a position on a five-year IDIQ to provide rapid integration and production services for C5ISR systems on-board small and large militarised vehicles and air platforms.

Most of the work will take place within NAWCAD’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division’s production facility at St. Inigoes, Maryland, known as the Special Communications Rapid Integration Facility (SCRIF). The remaining work will take place in Jacksonville, Florida, providing direct support to the local Fleet Readiness Center (FRC). 

BAE Systems taskings will include supporting mobile, fixed-base stations, various fixed and rotary wing Air Platforms and large command centres deployed around the world. The IDIQ contract has a maximum ceiling estimated at $68 million.

 

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