Seeker Technology for Low-Observable Persistent Missiles

BAE Systems has received a $38 million contract from Lockheed Martin for additional guidance systems for Lockheed Martin’s Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program. BAE Systems’ advanced radio-frequency sensor enables LRASM to strike specific, high-value maritime targets from long range in aggressive electromagnetic warfare environments. “We’re advancing the state of small electronic warfare systems through our efficient LRASM seeker design, which…

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BAE Systems Marks 15 Years Supporting Persian Gulf MCM

BAE Systems today marks 15 years of supporting Operations Aintree and Kipion, the Royal Navy’s mine countermeasure (MCM) strategy in the Gulf. The defense contractor has supported the Royal Navy’s Hunt Class vessels in-region for the past 15 years – and also delivers maintenance and upkeep to the rest of the Hunt Class flotilla out of Portsmouth Naval Base. The…

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L3Harris Passive EO/IR Capability to Protect Fleet

A team led by L3Harris Technologies has been selected to provide the Shipboard Panoramic Electro-Optic/Infrared (SPEIR) system to the U.S. Navy that will provide improved fleet protection. The initial $205 million contract has a potential value of $593 million if all options are exercised through March 2031. The SPEIR program represents a generational leap forward in the use of 360-degree…

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BAE Systems Australia Announces Subcontractor

Businesses around Australia will manufacture, assemble and supply thousands of valves for the first batch of three Hunter class frigates, building Australian industry capability that will support continuous naval shipbuilding for future defence projects. Working with the global independent valve company and the Commonwealth, we have secured a firm commitment from Score that a significant amount of value ($26m) and…

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MOD Announces £2 Billion Boost UK Submarine Program

Defence contracts worth more than £2 billion have been awarded to BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce to begin the third major phase of the future submarine nuclear deterrent program – Dreadnought. With the overall program supporting around 30,000 jobs across the UK, from design through to build, Delivery Phase 3 (DP3) represents the most significant stage of the Dreadnought program so…

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BAE Systems to Develop Autonomous MINC

BAE Systems has received a $24 million contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software that autonomously configures tactical networks for mission-critical communications as part of the Mission-Integrated Network Control (MINC) program. Reliable data and communications networks are critical in modern warfare. Currently, no capability exists to dynamically control interconnected networks and ensure that warfighters…

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World’s First App Locker Launched for the Royal Navy

Much like an app store found in a regular smart phone, the BAE Systems App Locker solution provides a configuration management and governance tool, storing applications which have been though an assured process. Apps hosted in the App Locker can be subsequently deployed into the Royal Navy Shared Infrastructure onboard a platform. Deploying new functionality in this way enables platforms…

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Maritime Digital Future

We’re working with global technology giants Microsoft to advance the application of cloud computing technology in the defense and national security sector. Together our Combat Systems team and Microsoft are developing and delivering the next generation of maritime defense technology; looking at how this would work and how it can help our defense customers. Our shared focus is co-innovation and…

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BAE Systems Names Fairbanks Morse of Its Best Suppliers

Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, was recognized by BAE Systems with a Partner2Win Gold Award for achieving outstanding results in supporting repair and modernization projects aboard more than 30 naval and commercial vessels last year. BAE Systems’ Partner2Win is a global program designed to achieve operational excellence and eliminate defects in its supply chain…

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Glimpse of Formidable Frigate for Glasgow Falkland Veterans

Royal Navy sailors and BAE Systems apprentices recently welcomed Falkland veterans to BAE Systems’ Glasgow shipyard where the first Type 26 frigate, HMS Glasgow, is currently under construction. The 44 veterans, all of whom served on the previous HMS Glasgow which saw action during the Falklands, visited the shipyard on April 9, just days after the fortieth anniversary of the…

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