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BAE Systems wins US Navy Aegis contract

21st January 2015 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems has won a five-year contract from the US Navy, the company announced on 19 January. Under the contract, the company will supply critical system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the Aegis Combat System on board surface ships.

The initial award is valued at $23 million with the total value of the five-year contract estimated at $120 million.

The Aegis Combat System is currently the navy’s most advanced and complex weapon system. It uses state-of-the-art computers and radars to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.

Under the Aegis technical representative engineering support services contract, BAE Systems’ experts will provide system development, integration, engineering, and maintenance support to ensure the readiness of the system.

DeEtte Gray, president intelligence and security, BAE Systems, said: ‘Our Aegis system engineering experts have been working side by side with sailors for more than 40 years to modernise and strengthen the US Navy’s fleet of Aegis-equipped surface ships. Together, we are enhancing the US Navy’s combat readiness.’

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