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Integrating the Navy’s Many Communications Systems

Dec. 5, 2018
BAE Systems has been contracted by the U.S. Navy for engineering, maintenance, and enhanced integration of C5ISR systems used in the U.S. and around the world.

BAE Systems has earned positions on two single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts for the U.S. Navy potentially worth more than $150 million. The IDIQ contracts are for rapid integration and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).

BAE Systems has been contracted by the U.S. Navy for engineering, maintenance, and enhanced integration of C5ISR systems used in the U.S. and around the world. (Courtesy: BAE Systems)

The first contract, with a maximum ceiling value of $83 million, is a five-year arrangement to provide life-cycle sustainment across military and commercial based communications platforms within the U.S. and abroad. “Our engineers specialize in providing custom, tailor-made C5ISR solutions to help close communications capability gaps for the U.S. military,” said Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Integrated Defense Solutions business. “BAE Systems takes pride in keeping the lines of communication open for those on the front lines of national security.”

The second contract also has a five-year duration and is worth around $68 million. It provides rapid integration and production services for C5ISR systems on-board small and large militarized vehicles and air platforms. Most of the work will take place within NAWCAD’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division’s production facility at St. Inigoes, Md., a facility known as the Special Communications Rapid Integration Facility (SCRIF).

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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