BAE Systems has secured a four-year task order to provide the US Navy with shore-based landing systems integration (LSI) support.

Under the $42.5m contract, the company will be responsible for delivering installation, engineering, and sustainment support services for instrument carrier and instrument landing systems (ICLS/ILS).

BAE Systems acts as part of the lead systems integrator team on the LSI contract in collaboration with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Webster Outlying Field (NAWCAD WOLF).

The latest contract ensures the continued safe operation of US military aircraft.

With the new ILS services, US Navy pilots will have increased guidance capabilities by using radio beam signals that aircraft computers translate.

This enables the pilots to correct their flight path and operate jet without any air traffic controller’s instruction.

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BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions business vice-president and general manager Lisa Hand said: “For several decades, we have been responsible for integrating the Navy’s landing systems, which are critical to the safety of warfighters in the air and on the ground.

“As a lead systems integrator, we have efficient, established, and proven methods and experience installing and sustaining these complex landing systems, which are critical for the safe landing of aircraft.”

BAE’s technicians and experts also provide many support services at military installations such as Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington for ICLS support and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California for instrument landing systems support.