US Navy contracts BAE Systems for advanced technology capability

11 November 2020 (Last Updated November 11th, 2020 12:27)

BAE Systems has received a single-award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract to provide the US Navy with advanced technology capability.

US Navy contracts BAE Systems for advanced technology capability
BAE Systems to provide advanced technology to the US Navy. Credit: BAE Systems.

BAE Systems has received a single-award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract to provide the US Navy with advanced technology capability.

The five-year contract is worth $94m.

The contract was awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Webster Outlying Field (WOLF).

Under the contract, the company will support different manned and unmanned airborne platforms by delivering engineering, test, and evaluation support.

This assistance will be for sensors, along with communication, control, and weapons systems for the platforms.

BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions business vice-president and general manager Mark Keeler said: “We are bringing new advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and autonomy to the Airborne Systems Integration Division.

“Our state-of-the-art digital engineering capabilities, and extensive experience in integrating airborne systems are further strengthening the warfighter’s ability to meet mission requirements and ensuring combat readiness in the field.”

BAE Systems’ ADAMS architecture offers a digital environment for systems engineering, said the company.

The company added that it will use digital engineering and other tools and methods to develop a digital thread.

This will allow the Airborne Systems Integration Division to be provided with an design traceability to requirements, enhanced partnership, and a digital repository.

In September, the US Department of Defense (DoD) awarded BAE Systems an £87m contract to manufacture and deliver Archerfish mine neutralisers for the US Navy.

In August, BAE Systems announced the acquisition of UK-based data consultancy and digital services firm Techmodal.