The US Navy has contracted BAE Systems to support and sustain its air traffic control and landing systems.

Under the $52m contract, with a duration of five years, BAE Systems will test, evaluate and certify the US Navy’s aircraft landing systems and subsystems.

These systems electronically guide navy pilots for a safe landing on the ground and at sea, in all weather conditions.

"These systems electronically guide navy pilots for a safe landing on the ground and at sea."

The contract will also see the company offering the engineering and technical expertise to support the modernisation and restoration of the navy’s systems and equipment.

BAE Systems intelligence and security sector president DeEtte Gray said: “For more than 40 years, our team of engineering professionals have ensured the reliability of the navy’s flight systems to enhance the safety of its pilots.”

Work under the contract will be carried out primarily at navy facilities in St Inigoes, Maryland, US.

BAE Systems has been supporting the military and government to combat threats by providing a range of solutions, such as intelligence analysis, cyber operations, IT, systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance.

Image: BAE Systems to support US Navy’s air traffic control and landing systems. Photo: courtesy of US Navy.