Babcock and BAE Systems have won a $59.2 million joint contract to provide support services for Britain's Royal Navy medium-caliber guns.
The "total gun support" service contract is for an initial five-year period of performance with a five-year option.
"We are extremely proud of our heritage in the design, manufacture, and support of artillery systems and particularly our pedigree with regards to the 4.5-inch Mark8 Mod 1 Naval Gun," said Duncan Stevenson, managing director at BAE Systems Weapon Systems Thursday.
Under the award, the companies will provide support services that will increase reliability and functionality, and reduce obsolescence risk. BAE Systems said support for the 20 guns in service will come from specialized facilities.
BAE Systems is setting up a new center to facilitate new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers at Portsmouth Naval Base. The centre which is nearing completing will house employees of Team Portsmouth, a partnership between the Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems, with engineers, logisticians and waterfront staff working alongside each other to plan and deliver the maintenance for these ships, the company said in a statement Tuesday
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected BAE Systems to develop an undersea navigation system aimed at enhancing the US Navys ability to provide precise, global positioning throughout the ocean basins. The contract will support a program called the Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation (POSYDON), which seeks to allow undersea vehicles to accurately navigate while remaining below the oceans surface
Babcock will lead a joint bid for a new £1.25bn UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) type 31 frigate contract
Babcock France and Dassault Aviation have signed a partnership which would initially materialize in the delivery of the French "FOMEDEC" training contract with the creation of a joint company under Babcock France. Following a competitive bid process, the France's Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has awarded Babcock France with the FOMEDEC contract to provide and maintain a training platform and related services for the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air), the company said in a statement Thursday
British parliament on Monday voted to replace its aging fleet of nuclear-armed submarines with new vessels. Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government is committed to keeping the country's nuclear arsenal, a powerful but costly symbol of the country's military status that consists of four Royal Navy submarines armed with Trident missiles
BAE Systems has won a $10 million contract to provide the necessary material and technical engineering to build, integrate, test, and deliver one assault amphibious vehicle, command vehicle 7A1 (AAVC7A1); and one assault amphibious vehicle, recovery vehicle 7A1 (AAVR7A1). This effort includes all weapons, support and test equipment, spares, publications, training, engineering services, logistics, and other technical support for the government of Japan, US department of defense said in a statement Wednesday
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