Communications Networks for New U.S. Navy DDG Destroyers

BAE Sys­tems to Pro­vide Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Net­works for New U.S. Navy DDG Destroy­ers under $37 Mil­lion Con­tract
ST. INIGOES, Mary­land – BAE Sys­tems has received a $37 mil­lion con­tract to design, install and test onboard radio com­mu­ni­ca­tions and net­work capa­bil­i­ty for the U.S. Navy’s new DDG 113 and DDG 114 destroy­ers. The com­pa­ny will pro­vide a range of ser­vices includ­ing sys­tems engi­neer­ing, pro­duc­tion inte­gra­tion, logis­tics, crew train­ing and con­fig­u­ra­tion man­age­ment. The installed tech­nol­o­gy will include mul­ti-spec­trum radio sets, anten­na sys­tems and base­band switch­ing, as well as data-link modems and mes­sage dis­tri­b­u­tion services. 

The con­tract expands upon BAE Sys­tems’ role as an indus­try leader in sys­tems devel­op­ment and inte­gra­tion for the Navy, hav­ing per­formed the work for more than 30 years. The com­pa­ny has so far pro­vid­ed the onboard com­mu­ni­ca­tions for 62 destroy­ers and 27 cruis­ers equipped with the Aegis com­bat system. 

“This award con­tin­ues our strong lega­cy of sup­port to the Navy’s DDG pro­gram,” said Mark Keel­er, vice pres­i­dent and gen­er­al man­ag­er for Land and Elec­tron­ic Sys­tems at BAE Sys­tems Sup­port Solu­tions. “Our employ­ees have a long and proud his­to­ry of pro­vid­ing crit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tions systems.” 

The con­tract was award­ed by the Naval Air War­fare Cen­ter – Air­craft Divi­sion at the Naval Air Sta­tion Patux­ent Riv­er in South­ern Mary­land. It includes a one-year base, plus four option years. If all of the options are exer­cised, the total val­ue could reach approx­i­mate­ly $37 million. 

The work will be con­duct­ed pri­mar­i­ly at Navy facil­i­ties in St. Ini­goes, Md. and at near­by BAE Sys­tems offices. The sys­tems will be installed at oth­er ship­builder sites includ­ing Pascagoula, Miss. and Bath, Maine. 

BAE Sys­tems Sup­port Solu­tions, based in Rockville, Md., pro­vides a range of ser­vices to meet needs in readi­ness and sus­tain­ment and oper­a­tional sup­port across the land, avi­a­tion, mar­itime and C4ISR domains, sup­port­ing the U.S. Depart­ment of Defense and fed­er­al agen­cies. Sup­port Solu­tions is also a lead­ing non-nuclear ship repair, mod­ern­iza­tion and con­ver­sion com­pa­ny, serv­ing the U.S. Navy and oth­er mar­itime cus­tomers. Ear­li­er this year, the com­pa­ny suc­cess­ful­ly exe­cut­ed in San Diego, Calif. the first Aegis Destroy­er mod­ern­iza­tion on the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), fol­lowed by the first East Coast DDG mod­ern­iza­tion on the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) in Nor­folk, Va. BAE Sys­tems has also mod­ern­ized the USS Ben­fold (DDG 65) in San Diego and is in the process of simul­ta­ne­ous­ly mod­ern­iz­ing the USS Stout (DDG 55) and the USS Bar­ry (DDG 52) in Norfolk. 

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:
Neil Franz, BAE Sys­tems Sup­port Solu­tions
Tel: +1 301 838 6112 Mobile: +1 240 687 0127

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