BAE Systems say they have been awarded a five-year $94 million single-award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract to deliver “advanced technology capability” to the U.S. Navy.

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

“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.”

The award, say the firm, recognises BAE Systems’ investments in the development of model-based systems engineering capabilities.

“The company’s ADAMS™ architecture provides a digital environment for systems engineering across multidisciplinary, multi-organization teams and stakeholders.

On this contract, the company will use its innovative tools and methods such as digital engineering to create the digital thread that provides full design traceability to requirements, improved collaboration, and a digital repository for the Airborne Systems Integration Division.”

Recently, BAE Systems also announced that they and Elbit Systems of America have teamed up to develop and integrate advanced operational capabilities for U.S Army combat vehicles.

BAE say that the arrangement is focused on validating and integrating new technologies on combat vehicle systems to deliver advanced warfighting capabilities.

“BAE Systems is an industry leader in the design, integration, production, and support of innovative combat vehicles. Elbit America is a world leader in the design and integration of advanced turret solutions. This teaming arrangement will explore crew automation, vehicle protection systems, and other defensive and offensive systems for integration into turrets of various cannon calibers and supporting weapon systems for combat vehicles.”

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Watcherzero

Engineering, test and evaluation support for sensors, in addition to communication, control, and weapons systems for manned and unmanned air platforms. Essentially BAE will be fitting all the prototype air defence systems for the US Navy over the next few years. In addition a further $30m contract has been announced for BAE to fit information warfare servers to two Blue Ridge-class Command Ships, two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and a Virginia-class submarine allowing them to access the wider US Naval Information Warfare Systems network.

Last edited 18 days ago by Watcherzero