USA: BAE Systems Wins Navy Contract Worth Up to USD 83.277 Million


BAE Systems, Land & Armaments, L.P., U.S. Combat Systems, is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed value of $83,277,606 as a modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5349) for the fiscal 2010-2011 production requirements for MK 13 MOD 0 (Standard Missile-2); MK 15 MOD 1 (Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket); MK 21 MOD 2 (Standard Missile-3); MK 21 MOD 3 (Standard Missile-6); MK 25 MOD 0 (Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile); and fiscal year MK 14 MOD 2 (Tactical Tomahawk) canisters; and associated hardware in support of the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) Program.

The MK 41 VLS provides a missile launching system for CG 47 and DDG 51 class surface combatants.  The canisters provide rocket motor exhaust gas containment and a launch rail during missile firing.  They also serve as missile shipping and storage containers.

Work will be performed in Aberdeen, S.D. (80 percent); Germany (7 percent); Australia (6 percent); Minneapolis, Minn. (5 percent); Spain (1 percent); the Netherlands (0.5 percent); and Turkey (0.5 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by October 2013.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Source: defense, August 16, 2011;