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BAE Upgrades Coms for Navy’s Guided Missile Destroyers

Feb. 10, 2020
BAE Systems has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract for C5ISR radio communications modernization efforts for naval Guided Missile Destroyers, as well as U.S. Coast Guard vessels.

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded BAE Systems a prime position on a new contract for critical maritime communications systems. The contract, valued at $212 million, is for Navy Guided Missile Destroyers as well as other newly constructed U.S. Coast Guard (CG) vessels, to design, acquire, integrate and test advanced radio communications systems. BAE was also awarded a $104.7 million contract by NAWCAD for command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) radio communications systems aboard Navy surface combatants and at associated shore sites. This second contract applies mainly to CG 47 Class and DDG 51 Class AEGIS ships.

“Maintaining reliable lines of communication and situational awareness for those at the forefront of national security is a mission-critical priority for BAE Systems and our customers,” said Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Integrated Defense Solutions business. “We’re proud to continue supporting the integration of combat systems and solutions for the U.S. Navy as they defend against advanced air, surface, and subsurface threats.”

BAE has worked with the U.S. Navy as a trusted partner for more than 45 years, developing the components and systems for advanced secure shipboard communications solutions. The work enabled by these contracts supports current C5ISR modernization efforts for both Navy and Coast Guard vessels, using highly integrated, multiple-function subsystems to achieve military goals of reduced size, weight and power (SWaP) while improving radio communications performance.

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