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  • 11 February 2020
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded BAE Systems, Inc. a prime position on a USD 212 million contract to integrate and sustain its critical communication systems. The company will design, acquire, integrate, and test radio systems for newly constructed Guided Missile Destroyers (DDG) and other U.S. Navy and U.S. […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK defence company BAE Systems announced on February 23 that Ian King, chief executive, BAE Systems plc, will retire in June this year. The company board confirmed today that Charles Woodburn, currently chief operating officer, will be appointed as Chief Executive from 1 July 2017. Until that time, Ian and Charles will continue in their […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Industry news

    British defense contractor and shipbuilder BAE Systems is cutting around 375 jobs across its Maritime Services division, the company announced on Tuesday. The cuts in Portsmouth and Solent are part of a wider, company-wide restructuring which will see BAE Systems reduce over 1900 positions. The moves are aimed at aligning workforce capacity with current and expected orders, BAE […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems and Leonardo are teaming up for the development of new precision-guided munitions for advanced, large caliber weapon systems. The companies are expecting to offer new adaptations of Leonardo’s Vulcano — a family of gun-launched munitions that exceed the performance of currently available precision-guided projectiles — in a variety of gun systems, including the BAE Systems-built Advanced Gun […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    UK defense contractor BAE Systems has announced a £10 million (approx. $14.2m) investment into upgrades of the Maritime Integration & Support Centre (MISC) aimed at improving research into artificial intelligence, information and electronic warfare, unmanned vehicles and new weapons. Located in Portsmouth, the MISC is a specialist facility providing vital support for Royal Navy warships whilst […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian minister for defense industry announced on Monday that the final Nulka anti-ship missile decoy to be produced under a contract with BAE Systems Australia has been delivered. Christopher Pyne said the Nulka, a joint Australian/United States development program, began from an original concept developed in Australia by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation in […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Industry news

    Shipbuilder and defense contractor BAE Systems announced it has acquired key assets of Riptide Autonomous Solutions (Riptide), the maker of small unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technology and solutions. “Adding Riptide’s technological capabilities will position us to provide customers unmatched flexibility by offering a family of UUVs and integrated payload solutions capable of supporting a variety […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    UK-based defense contractor BAE Systems announced it has been awarded £457,000 to design and deliver the UK’s first dedicated autonomous systems testing service. The grants were awarded by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), a locally-owned partnership between businesses and authorities. Based around Portsmouth, Southampton and the South East of the Isle of Wight, BAE Systems together […]

  • 11 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded BAE Systems a two-year contract to support its Special Communications Mission Solutions Division with a range of technical services. Under the contract, valued at $34 million, BAE Systems will support and maintain the life cycle of vital communications and electronics. Mark Keeler, vice president and general […]

  • 3 January 2020
    Industry news

    BAE Systems, a British defense, security and aerospace company, has decided to close its ship repair business located at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The closure of the BAE Systems Hawaii Shipyard (HSY) site is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2021. It will affect all 290 employees […]

  • 25 December 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has signed a $2.68 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the purchase of thousands of additional APKWS laser-guided rockets, BAE Systems said. This type of a contract enables the US Navy to purchase APKWS guidance kits over a five-year period, representing full-rate production lots 8-12. To meet growing demand, BAE Systems […]

  • 26 June 2019

    The US Navy has selected BAE Systems to provide engineering and integration support for critical communications and combat systems. BAE Systems has been awarded a five-year, $90 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to modernize and maintain C5ISR systems embedded within vehicles, watercraft, and specialized communications platforms. C5ISR includes command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded BAE Systems an $11 million contract to develop electronic warfare (EW) technology that will detect, locate, and identify sources of radio frequency signals. Known as the Full-Spectrum Staring Receiver (FSSR), this technology will enable near-instantaneous battlespace situational awareness, emitter tracking, threat warning, and countermeasure cueing. Conventional […]

  • 19 July 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    British defense company BAE Systems has introduced a new analytical tool designed to warn crews about potential ship faults in real time. Known as System Information Exploitation, or SIE, the tool is capable of processing ‘big data’ – tens of thousands of equipment data samples per second, according to BAE. The information is securely sent […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Trent, the third of five River-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV) being built for the Royal Navy, has been named. The naming ceremony took place in Govan, Glasgow on March 13, BAE Systems Maritime informed. Trent is now set to take to the water for the first time and make the short journey across the Clyde […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems held a ceremony on Saturday afternoon to name its new floating dry dock that it received in December last year. At 950 feet long and capable of lifting 55,000 long tons, BAE Systems’ new dry dock is the largest floating dry dock in California, according to the company. Paired with another dry dock at the […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract potentially worth $52 million to provide essential maintenance and testing support for various air traffic control and landing systems. These systems provide Navy pilots with electronic guidance to help them land safely on the ground and at sea, in all weather conditions. Under the new contract, […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has picked BAE Systems to help develop an undersea navigation system aimed at enhancing the U.S. Navy’s ability to provide precise, global positioning throughout the ocean basins. The contract will support a program called the Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation (POSYDON), which seeks to allow undersea vehicles […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems, the UK-based shipbuilder, was awarded a £13.5m ($20.4m) contract for 60 new Pacific 24 Rigid Inflatable Boats. The announcement was made by the UK’s Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Michael Fallon during his visit to Portsmouth Naval Base on December 14. This Pacific 24 Mark-4 will be deployed on Royal Navy ships […]

  • 11 April 2019

    The BAE Systems’ Barrow-in-Furness shipyard was evacuated on April 10 after a bomb was reported to have been found on one of the Royal Navy nuclear submarines under construction at the yard. An estimated 1,700 staff are believed to have been evacuated in the process. “Following an extensive sweep of the Devonshire Dock Complex (DDC), […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    BAE Systems announced it has received a $79.8 million contract to assist the US Navy in maintaining and operating multiple electronic, communication, and computing platforms. The program, which supports the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, will enable BAE Systems to continue providing 24/7 operations and maintenance support for afloat and ashore command, control, […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    British multinational defence company BAE Systems in its preliminary full year report announced it would reduce workforce in Norfolk, Virginia as the U.S. Navy is redeploying ships to the west under its Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025. Under the rebalance which aims to reorient the U.S. foreign policy towards the Asia-Pacific region, many U.S. Navy ships are […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Industry news

    BAE Systems announced Monday it sold its San Francisco Ship Repair business to Puglia Engineering, Inc. The Washington-based ship repair company Puglia Engineering currently operates two shipyards in Washington state. “We believe this divestiture is in the best interests of the San Francisco shipyard employees and both companies, as it will better position the San Francisco […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Shipbuilder BAE Systems received a new floating dry dock at its San Diego shipyard on December 8. The 950-foot-long, 55,000-long-ton dry dock is part of the company’s $100 million investment in the yard to service the anticipated increase of U.S. Navy ships on the West Coast. “We have made the strategic investment to meet the […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract worth up to $86 million to provide management, engineering, maintenance, and IT support services for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) at Wallops Island, Virginia. Under the contract, BAE Systems will integrate various mission equipment, combat systems, and computer programs to help NAVSEA’s surface combat […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract to provide equipment and support services for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWAR). As one of several companies involved, BAE Systems will pursue future orders as part of this five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The total value of all orders to be […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    UK defense contractor BAE Systems on Wednesday unveiled the latest version of its flagship mine counter measures (MCM) system NAUTIS 5 at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London. NAUTIS is used to counter the threat of naval mines and is installed on board more than 65 ships from seven navies across […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Industry news

    BAE Systems Australia formally opened a new shipside support tower at its Henderson facility on November 30. The $5 million, multi-level support tower was opened by defense industry minister Steven Ciobo. The structure will initially support the ANZAC Mid Life Capability (AMCAP) upgrade program being undertaken as part of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) between […]

  • 22 November 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    UK defense company BAE Systems announced it is investing £20 million into the development of augmented reality and artificial intelligence which will improve the capability of future combat systems. As explained by the company, the innovations will help naval personnel improve their decision making in the future battlespace, allowing them to respond more readily to […]