BAE Systems has received a $76 million contract from the U.S. Navy to help create important communications and electronics.
The equipment for the Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division allows for secure communications. The equipment is in use by several branches of the military, including the Army and Air Force, and other government and Defense Department agencies.
Over 22 months, the company will work to support "the rapid design, development, fabrication, customization and life-cycle maintenance of new and existing communication and electronic platforms for the Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD),” according to a company announcement.
Additionally, BAE Systems will work to support tests, evaluations, installations, integrations and certifications of mission equipment and systems for NAWCAD’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division.
“We perform expert, integrated engineering and sustainment support services that meet the development demands of the Navy,” Mark Keeler, acting president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security sector, said in the announcement.
The work will reportedly take place in Fayetteville, North Carolina; Chesapeake, Virginia; and St. Inigoes, Maryland.
The mission of BAE systems is to deliver “a broad range of solutions and services including intelligence analysis, cyber operations, IT, systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance to enable militaries and governments to recognize, manage, and defeat threats. The company takes pride in supporting critical national security missions that protect the nation and those who serve," according to the release.