BAE to provide support services for US submarine torpedoes

3 May 2013 (Last Updated May 3rd, 2013 03:50)

BAE Systems has been awarded a maintenance contract to continue providing systems engineering and other technical services in support of the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport Division in Washington state.

BAE Systems has been awarded a maintenance contract to continue providing systems engineering and other technical services in support of the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport Division in Washington state.

Managed by the US Naval Sea Systems Command, the three-year deal follows a previously awarded contract in support of the navy's submarine weapons programmes.

Under the $80m contract, BAE will provide lifecycle systems support services for the heavyweight and lightweight torpedo, as well as submarine towed systems information assurance while helping the navy maintain operational readiness.

The company, along with six other local subcontractors, will provide services such as engineering and technical support, performance analysis and monitoring, training, logistics, troubleshooting and problem resolution, as well as project management at the Keyport Division.

"Our team has the experience and the expertise to continue supporting these navy programmes for many years to come."

In addition, the team will support tactical software systems development at Keyport and provide administrative, training and ammunition operations at the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific in Bangor, Washington.

BAE Systems Maritime and Defense Solutions vice-president and general manager Kris Busch said: "Our team has the experience and the expertise to continue supporting these navy programmes for many years to come."

The company has also received a $27.4m contract to continue operating and maintaining satellite and ground communications networks in Hawaii for the US Navy.

As a part of the contract, BAE will continue to provide comprehensive, around-the-clock support at satellite communication (SATCOM) Wahiawa, Tactical Support Communications (TSCOMM), Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and the Navy Radio Transmitter Facility (NRTF) in Lualualei, Waianae, Hawaii, US.

Services such as maintenance, repairs, logistics, training and supply chain management for various types of communications requirements will also be provided.

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