BAE Systems awarded $478 million contract to support US Navy’s strategic programs

British arms, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems has been awarded a five-year systems engineering and integration support services contract to continue supporting the US Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) office.

The SSP oversees the strategic weapons system and attack weapons system on-board current USS Ohio and UK’s Vanguard-class submarines, as well as on future USS Columbia and UK’s Dreadnought-class submarines.

BAE Systems uses model-based and digital engineering approaches that enable navy to optimize cost, schedule, and performance for highly complex weapon systems. These formalized applications of modeling ensure relevant and timely engineering communication, approval, and fielding of equipment and support to the warfighter.

The company’s applications support system requirements, design, analysis, verification, and validation activities beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing throughout development and later lifecycle phases.

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“We are proud to continue providing full system-level lifecycle capabilities to SSP that will help advance their digital engineering strategy to ensure the readiness of the Navy’s strategic missions,” said Lisa Hand, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions.

The contract, worth up to $478 million, was awarded in September 2021.

Recently, the firm received a contract to provide identification friend-or-foe (IFF) spares for the US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.

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