BAE Systems secures contracts to integrate, sustain critical communications systems

ARLINGTON, Va. Officials at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) selected BAE Systems for two single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts that support the rapid integration and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems.

The first award, LCS CONUS, is a five-year contract to provide life cycle sustainment across military and commercial based communications platforms within the U.S. and abroad. These systems are used by Navy, Special Operations Forces, Homeland Security, and other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-defense agencies. The IDIQ contract has a maximum ceiling value of $83 million.

The second contract is a five-year IDIQ, in which the company will provide rapid integration and production services for C5ISR systems on-board small and large militarized vehicles and air platforms. Most of the work will take place within NAWCAD’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division’s production facility at St. Inigoes, Maryland, known as the Special Communications Rapid Integration Facility (SCRIF). The remaining work will take place in Jacksonville, Florida, providing direct support to the local Fleet Readiness Center (FRC).

Under the C5ISR contract, BAE Systems will also support mobile, fixed-base stations, various fixed and rotary wing Air Platforms, and large command centers deployed around the world. The IDIQ contract has a maximum ceiling estimated at $68 million.