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BAE Systems secures US Naval Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Division support contract

BAE Systems secures US Naval Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Division support contract

BAE Systems will provide technical support and life cycle sustainment to the US Naval Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Division as part of a five-year, US$34.9 million ($50.9 million) contract.

BAE Systems will provide technical support and life cycle sustainment to the US Naval Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Division as part of a five-year, US$34.9 million ($50.9 million) contract.

The US Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime position on a five-year, US$34.9 million ($50.9 million) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide life cycle sustainment and technical support for the Naval Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Special Communications Mission Solutions Division.

The contract was awarded through the NAWCAD Contracting Office.

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Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Integrated Defence Solutions business, said, “For more than 40 years, BAE Systems has been the contractor of choice for life cycle sustainment and technical support for NAWCAD’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division.”

Through this award, BAE Systems will support and sustain variety of C5ISR systems embedded within vehicles, watercraft and specialised communications platforms in the NAWCAD inventory.  

The company’s C5ISR efforts will include maintaining and upgrading command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, integrated and networked to improve the situational awareness of military operators and decision makers.

Work on this program will be performed in forward deployed mission locations include Central Command (CENTCOM) and Africa Command (AFRICOM) areas of responsibility.

“As a leading systems integrator, we understand the need for quick reaction field support to ensure our military customers are mission ready and maintain a tactical edge,” Keeler added.

BAE Systems delivers a broad range of solutions and services enabling militaries and governments to successfully carry out their respective missions.

The company provides large-scale systems engineering, integration and sustainment services across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. BAE Systems takes pride in its support of national security and those who serve.

Stephen Kuper

Stephen Kuper

Steve has an extensive career across government, defence industry and advocacy, having previously worked for cabinet ministers at both Federal and State levels.