The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime contractor position on a new contract to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems.

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime contractor position on a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard new construction aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships, to include refueling and complex overhaul ships.

BAE Systems was one of three contractors awarded the opportunity to bid on future integration, engineering, assembly, testing, and installation focused task orders awarded throughout an  eight-year ordering period.

The firm say in a release that the work will be performed to enhance a variety of distributed systems that provide network capabilities, communications, command and control, intelligence, and non-tactical data management.

“As a leading systems integrator, we continuously seek to broaden our support to the U.S. Navy to advance its C5ISR capabilities,” said Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Integrated Defense Solutions business.

“We are working with our defense customers to innovate our approach to systems development to better meet their ever evolving mission requirements in alignment with construction and modernisation priorities.”

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Ok, slightly off topic, but a lot of people have been asking when will RAF Typhoons get the CAPTOR-E AESA radar. Today, BAE has announced that an enhanced version of the Captor-E radar will have a ‘target date’ for delivery of around 2024 as part of the Phase IV Enhancement package for British aircraft. This is the next development drive for RAF Typhoons now that Project Centurion is now complete. Kuwait and Qatar will receive their Typhoons with the baseline block 0 Captor-E. Missing from BAE’s statement, was what else is included in the Phase IV enhancement program. I have… Read more »