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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Steel contract marks next step in Hunter Class Frigate Program

June 26, 2020 – ASC Shipbuilding has signed a $2.6 million contract with BlueScope Steel AIS for the Hunter Class Frigate Program. Under the contract announced last week, Australian company BlueScope will supply more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate to build five blocks during the prototyping phase of the shipbuilding program, which is on track to begin later this…

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BAE Systems to Produce More VLS Cannisters for US Navy

June 11, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract to produce multiple types of Vertical Launching System (VLS) canisters with a total lifetime maximum value of $955 million. The initial contract was awarded in February with $24 million funded, followed by contract modifications of $99 million and $43 million received in March and May respectively. Options…

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U.S. Navy Selects Data Link Solutions for MIDS On-Ship Modernization Cabinet Production

May 19, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded a $3.2 million production contract to Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between BAE Systems and Collins Aerospace, for new Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) cabinet terminals. The MIDS On-Ship Modernization System (MOS MOD) receives and transmits text and imagery to and from military air, ground, and maritime forces to…

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Maiden Arrival at Faslane for Future HMS Audacious

April 7, 2020 – HMS Audacious, the fourth of the Royal Navy’s Astute-class submarines, has arrived at her new home at HM Naval Base Clyde. The new submarine and her 98-strong crew arrived at the Naval Base in Argyll and Bute today (April 7), flying the White Ensign after sailing from BAE Systems in Barrow-in-Furness. Welcoming the vessel to her…

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Future HMS Audacious Begins Sea Trials

April 6, 2020 – HMS Audacious, the Royal Navy’s fourth Astute Class submarine has sailed from the BAES shipyard in Barrow in-Furness for her new home at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, where she will prepare for sea trials before entering operational service with the Royal Navy. Built by BAE Systems, which employs around 9,000 people in its submarine business…

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