Defence Secretary meets Australian Defence Minister Following £20bn British Warship Deal

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson met with Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne today, following the country’s decision to buy a British warship design as part of a potentially record-breaking £20 billion deal. The meeting between the two ministers, and Defence Minister for procurement Guto Bebb, came just a fortnight after British firm BAE Systems was chosen as the preferred bidder for Australia’s ‘SEA 5000’ Future Frigate competition, securing the biggest international ship deal of the decade. The agreement will see nine cutting-edge British Type 26 Global Combat Ships built in…

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BAE Systems Moves Compass Call Electronic Warfare System to Modern Business Jet

BAE Systems has begun work to transition its advanced Compass Call electronic warfare (EW) system from aging EC-130H aircraft to a modern, more capable platform that will significantly improve mission effectiveness. This Cross Deck initiative, as it is commonly called, will enable the U.S. Air Force to continue disrupting enemy command and control capabilities in denied environments well into the future. “The cross-decking program enables the Air Force to maintain existing, unmatched EW mission capabilities in an economical business jet that can fly faster, higher, and farther than its predecessor,…

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Saab Australia Congratulates BAE Systems Australia on Future Frigate Selection

Saab Australia congratulates BAE Systems Australia on being selected to deliver Australia’s next generation warships under the Future Frigate program. Saab Australia and BAE Systems Australia have enjoyed a long and successful collaboration on many naval programs, including the highly successful ANZAC frigate, and we now look forward to continuing our close working relationship on this major project. It was announced in October 2017 that Saab Australia would develop and supply the tactical interface for the nine new ships being built under the Future Frigate program. “The combination of BAE…

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BAE Systems Team Wins U.S. Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle Competition

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV), with options for a total of 204 vehicles which could be worth up to $1.2 billion. BAE Systems, along with teammate Iveco Defence Vehicles, prevailed in the Marine Corps’ robust competition for the next generation of vehicles to get the Marines from ship to shore to engage in land combat operations. “Through this award, we are proud to continue our partnership with the Marine Corps by providing a best-in-class…

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US Navy Contract Annoucements June 19, 2018

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed value of $39,566,023 to provide additional unmanned air system intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance surge support for Marine Corps Task Force Southwest operations in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations (AOR) using contractor-owned/contractor-operated MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air systems. Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona (35 percent); Poway, California (15 percent); and within the CENTCOM AOR (50 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2018. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 12, 2018

Hexagon Federal Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, is awarded a $60,857,149 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity supply contract for the procurement of commercial Ruggedized Marine Hardware systems to be installed on various ship classes in support of numerous modernization programs managed by the Navy Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division. All of the hardware will be delivered to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This contract award will contain a 60 month ordering period. The delivery date of the required supplies will be determined at the time of award for each…

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BAE Systems to Provide Additional Payload Tubes for New Virginia-class Subs

BAE Systems has received a contract to produce payload tubes for two of the U.S. Navy’s new Virginia-class submarines to support increased firepower on the Block V version of the attack subs. Under the contract with General Dynamics Electric Boat, a builder of the Virginia class, BAE Systems will deliver two sets, each consisting of four tubes, for the Virginia Payload Modules on the SSN 804 and SSN 805. “With the VPM, the Navy is adding significant capability to the Virginia-class by increasing the firepower of these subs and tripling…

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Protecting the Fleet – Thales, BAE Systems and CGI team to offer world-class UK EW force protection to the Royal Navy

Thales, BAE Systems and CGI have announced a strategic teaming agreement that will see the three companies bring together their collective expertise and proven UK industrial capability in Electronic Warfare, in order to respond to the opportunity to partner the UK Ministry of Defence for the second phase of the UK Royal Navy’s Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP). MEWP is a significant UK Ministry of Defence procurement programme that aims to provide upgraded electronic warfare capabilities to the UK Royal Navy. State of the art equipment using cutting edge technology will be…

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BAE Systems Receives Contract to Sustain F-35 Electronic Warfare Systems

BAE Systems has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to ensure the readiness of critical electronic warfare (EW) systems on the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. Under the five-year contract, BAE Systems will manage the supply chain and establish the infrastructure necessary to make sure the systems are mission capable and available to warfighters. “We’ll ensure that the F-35 EW supply chain is in place for Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense.” “As a leader in EW systems for the world’s most advanced aircraft, we understand how critical readiness…

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HMS Agincourt Ordered

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today announced the Ministry of Defence is investing a massive £2.5 billion in boosting Britain’s submarine building projects. Speaking at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria, the home of British submarine construction, he announced £960 million worth of contracts have been signed to ramp up the next phase of construction for the UK’s four nuclear-armed Dreadnought submarines. He also announced that the Ministry of Defence has signed a £1.5 billion contract to build a seventh Astute hunter-killer submarine for the Royal Navy, before revealing that the…

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U.S. Navy Orders Thousands of Additional BAE Systems APKWS Laser-guided Rockets

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $175 million contract for more than 7,000 cost-efficient Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS©) laser-guided rockets. This latest award was made under the Navy’s 2016 $600 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, which is the contracting vehicle to supply APKWS to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, as well as an increasing number of allied nations. This award extends that contract’s initial unit production cap and total value to meet the growing demand. The company expects additional…

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BAE Systems Wins Additional Mk110 Naval Guns Contract for U.S. Navy LCS

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide two additional Mk110 Naval Gun Systems for the Independence variant of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The additional guns are part of a follow-on to a current contract, bringing the total number of Mk110 systems to 15 for the Independence variant. “BAE Systems’ Mk110 Naval Gun, together with our advanced 3P programmable multi-purpose ammunition, provides a unique capability to address multiple air, sea, and land threats” The fully automatic Mk110 gun system, known internationally as the…

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BAE Systems showcases Type 31e design to international audiences at DIMDEX 2018

Visitors to DIMDEX, the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference, which is being held from 12-14 March in Doha, Qatar, will be able to see BAE Systems’ proposed design for the Type 31e frigate competition in the UK. BAE Systems has brought together its warship design and engineering capability and combat systems expertise with Cammell Laird, the commercial shipbuilder, in a Teaming Agreement to bid for the contract to deliver Type 31e, the UK’s adaptable general purpose frigate. A key part of the Type 31e program is configuring the…

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Saab Receives Order for Sustainment of ANZAC Frigates

Saab has received an order from the Australian Government under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) that will see the continuation of sustainment for Navy’s ANZAC-class frigates. WAMA is a strategic partnership which includes Saab Australia, BAE Systems Australia Defence and Naval Ship Management Australia. This five-year follow-on programme is a continuation of the ongoing framework sustainment agreement that covers the ANZAC-class frigates, shore support and training facilities through the remaining life of the capability. Saab Australia has been supporting the ANZAC-class frigates for 20 years and, under the sustainment…

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Rolls-Royce to supply propellers and mission bay technology for UK Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship

Rolls-Royce has signed two contracts with BAE Systems to supply low-noise propellers and mission bay handling technologies for the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The contracts cover the first three ships – the first of which is currently under construction at the BAE Systems shipyard in Glasgow. The Type 26 is designed with modularity and flexibility in mind and a key feature which sets it apart from competing designs is its mission bay. The Rolls-Royce Mission Bay Handling System, will enable efficient movement of craft and…

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