BAE Systems Wins $242 Million U.S. Navy Enterprise Platform Integration Contract to Support New Construction Ships

CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems has been awarded a $242 million Enterprise Platform Integration Contract (EPIC) from the U.S. Navy to provide integration, engineering, procurement, fabrication, assembly, test, inspection, delivery, and limited installation of integrated Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) capabilities aboard new construction ships.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity performance-based contract – issued by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command on behalf of its organizational partner, the Navy's Program Executive Office for C4I systems – is valued at $242 million over a 5-year base period and includes three 1-year options bringing the total potential value to $344 million.

“This is an important and strategic win for BAE Systems,” said Doug Belair, President of the company’s Technology Solutions & Services line of business. “We have an outstanding partnership with the Navy and we look forward to continuing to grow in the Charleston area.” Belair added that the award ties directly to the core capabilities of the company’s Technology Solutions & Services business and will bring the full resources of BAE Systems to the effort to the benefit of the Navy.

BAE Systems will provide the technical expertise and personnel for execution of these services in Charleston, San Diego, California, and various shipyard locations throughout the United States. The company will also support various Navy and other United States Government shipbuilding programs including modernization and Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) efforts, which require fully integrated C4I capabilities to provide robust systems to support operations, maritime missions and flight safety.

The integrated capabilities of distributed systems that provide network capabilities, C4I, and non-tactical data will provide a given command or ship an extension of the tactical horizon, provide threat indications and warnings, tactical threat analysis and the capability to target the threats.

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services provides services and solutions that support Department of Defense and Federal Agency customers across the entire life of their programs, from technical and professional services and solutions, to system and subsystem integration and testing, sustainment, and operations and maintenance of major ranges and facilities.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With 96,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded $27 billion in 2006*.

*On a pro forma basis, assuming BAE Systems had owned Armor Holdings Inc for the whole of 2006.

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