BAE Systems has won a five-year contract worth $120 million from the US Navy to provide critical system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the Aegis Combat System on board surface ships.
“Our Aegis system engineering experts have been working side by side with sailors for more than 40 years to modernize and strengthen the U.S. Navy’s fleet of Aegis-equipped surface ships”, said DeEtte Gray, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector.
“Together, we are enhancing the U.S. Navy’s combat readiness”, he added. The Aegis Combat System uses state-of-the-art computers and radars to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.
Under the Aegis Technical Representative Engineering Support Services contract, BAE Systems’ experts will provide system development, integration, engineering, and maintenance support to ensure the readiness of the system.
With shipyard operations across the country, the BAE Systems has performed every major type of ship-based Aegis platform modernization. The company also provides support and technology for the land-based portion of the program, Aegis Ashore.