BAE Systems secures US Navy contract to sustain ATC systems

2 February 2021 (Last Updated February 2nd, 2021 17:03)

BAE Systems has received a single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the US Navy to sustain air traffic control (ATC) systems.

BAE Systems secures US Navy contract to sustain ATC systems
The five-year IDIQ contract is valued at $65.7m. Credit: US Marine Corps.

BAE Systems has received a single-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from the US Navy to sustain air traffic control (ATC) systems.

The five-year IDIQ contract, which is valued at $65.7m, involves providing sustainment and engineering services for ATC platforms.

Under the contract, BAE will continue to use its expertise towards development, production, testing, evaluation, sustainment, and updating of major expeditionary ATC aviation systems.

These services will be provided for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Webster Outlying Field (WOLF).

Furthermore, BAE will develop and maintain operational software and supporting test beds, field change programmes and supplies for ATC systems for improved platform flight safety.

BAE said that the contract award adds to the company’s support of critical work on important systems.

These systems include the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, Air Traffic Navigation, Integration, and Coordination System, Airfield Mobile Tactical Air Navigation System, and the ATNAVICS Data Link System.

BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions business vice-president and general manager Lisa Hand said: “With this win, BAE Systems will provide expeditionary forces with the capability to quickly establish an airfield with the radar and communications systems to safely recover and launch aircraft.

“We serve as the automation expert and technical coordinator, responsible for development and improvement of real-time ATC computer systems.

“Our radar technicians deploy around the world to support the warfighter. Their work is resulting in quicker turnover to the end user, improved hardware reliability, and more accurate installation and precision in the field.”

Last November, BAE Systems received a single-award IDIQ contract to provide the US Navy with advanced technology capability.