BAE Systems awarded naval guns contract for U.K.’s Type 31 frigate program

October 1, 2020 – BAE Systems will produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 and Bofors 57 Mk3 naval guns for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Type 31 general purpose frigate program. The agreement, through a contract with Babcock International, will supply the Royal Navy with a set of advanced, multi-purpose gun systems for its fleet of five ships, with the…

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BAE Systems secures major mine neutraliser contract with US Navy

September 21, 2020 – BAE Systems has been awarded a contract worth up to £87 million by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and deliver Archerfish mine neutralizers for the US Navy. This is the fourth consecutive Archerfish contract awarded to BAE Systems since 2003 and will see the Company deliver to the US Navy over the next…

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Riptide™ UUV-12 launches BAE Systems into medium unmanned undersea vehicle market

September 22, 2020 – BAE Systems has unveiled the newest addition to its unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) portfolio, the Riptide™ UUV-12. The 12” diameter vehicle is the company’s entry into the medium UUV market – joining three small UUV variants – and marks the first new vehicle since last year’s acquisition of Riptide Autonomous Solutions. “The Riptide UUV-12 system significantly…

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U.S. Navy Awards BAE Systems Modernization Contract for USS Carney and USS Winston S. Churchill

August 11, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BAE Systems has received an $83.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81). The modernization work will be performed sequentially by the company’s shipyard in Jacksonville. The contracts include options that, if exercised, would bring…

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BAE Systems to Modernize USS Preble Under a $103.5 Million Contract

August 18, 2020 – BAE Systems has received a $103.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the maintenance and modernization of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $117.7 million if all options are exercised. Under the depot maintenance period (DMP) availability contract awarded, BAE Systems will dry-dock…

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BAE Systems Completes Acquisition of Military GPS Business

July 31, 2020 – BAE Systems has completed its acquisition of the Collins Aerospace Military Global Positioning System (GPS) business from Raytheon Technologies Corporation, bringing decades of experience, innovative technology, and an extensive installed base of products to the company. As announced in January, this asset purchase is a unique opportunity to acquire a high-quality, technology-based business that augments the…

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‘Built with pride in Barrow’ – the latest piece of Dreadnought makes a move

July 6, 2020 – The newest section of the first Dreadnought submarine to be built at BAE Systems’ yard in Barrow has been moved, as work on the first of class continues. The Dreadnought program is one of the most complex engineering projects ever undertaken and employs more than 7,000 people across industry and MOD, with thousands more in the…

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BAE Systems sells six Pacific 24 Rigid Inflatable Boats to Austal for new Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Ships

June 17, 2020 – The RIBs, built and customized in BAE Systems’ Boats factory in Portsmouth, UK are being supplied to Australia’s Austal to equip two Cape-class Patrol Boats they are building for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. The P24 is a small and agile boat that can be deployed for a variety of tasks from counter-piracy and counter-narcotics…

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