Deals this week: BAE Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Missile Systems


BAE Systems has been awarded a $192.68m-worth US Navy contract for work on the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) guided missile destroyer warships.

The contractual work, which includes post-delivery availability, post shakedown availability, installation of combat equipment, and mission systems activation, will be performed at BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair through September 2021.

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines has been contracted by the US Naval Air Systems Command to procure long lead parts and materials for Lot XI low-rate initial production of the F135-PW-100 turbofan engines.

The contract, valued at $167.5m, is scheduled to be completed in May 2019.

The propulsion systems produced under the contract will be supplied to the US Armed Forces and foreign military sales customers.

A contract modification worth $177.93m has been awarded to Raytheon Missile Systems in support of the production of Evolved Seasparrow Missiles (ESSM) Block I.

Awarded by the US Naval Sea Systems Command, the contractual work includes procurement of 186 all up rounds, shipping containers and spares through March 2020.

MBDA has secured a $123.8m-worth contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to manufacture Sea Ceptor air defence system.

The Sea Ceptor weapon system produced under the contract will arm the Royal Navy’s Type 26 global combat ship.

MBDA will also manufacture electronics for eight Type 26 frigates, under the contract.

JF Taylor has been selected to provide engineering, project management and technical services for the US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), through January 2020.

The contract worth $75.39m will support the NAWCAD’s Battlespace Modeling and Simulation (BMS) and Integrated Combat Environment (ICE) divisions.


Image: BAE Systems has been contracted for work on the DDG-1000 guided missile destroyer. Photo: Courtesy of General Dynamics.