MCLEAN, Va. -(Ammoland.com)- The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract worth up to $368 million to provide systems engineering and support services to the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) office.
SSP oversees the Strategic Weapons System and Attack Weapons System on board current U.S. Ohio and UK Vanguard class submarines, as well as on future Ohio replacement and the UK Dreadnought class of submarines.
“We provide expertise to the Navy to maintain, optimize, and deploy seaborne weapons systems that serve as a strategic deterrent against major threats to the security of our nation and its allies,” said DeEtte Gray, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector.
BAE Systems experts will, under the contract, continue to support weapons systems integration and provide test engineering services and special test equipment for SSP.
The team will also provide IT support, develop fleet documentation materials, assist with training programs, conduct facility maintenance monitoring, and offer nuclear and conventional weapons safety support.
BAE Systems provides intelligence and security services to manage big data, inform big decisions, and support big missions.
BAE Systems delivers a broad range of solutions and services including intelligence analysis, cyber operations, IT, systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance to enable military's 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.
About BAE Systems, Inc.:
BAE Systems has more than 40 years of experience with Mk 45 Mods 0-4, including more than 260 deliveries to the U.S. Navy and 10 fleets worldwide. The company’s Louisville facility houses its Naval Guns Center of Excellence for Naval Gun System manufacturing, providing component and spares fabrication, as well as final system assembly and test of new and modernized Mk 45 Naval Gun Systems.
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