ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems will provide technical services to maintain the weapon control system for the Tomahawk cruise missile program under a U.S. Navy contract worth as much as $14.8 million. The contract was awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren, Virginia, which the company has supported for more than 25 years.
“This contract will help ensure readiness and sustainment of a vital weapon system for the Navy,” said Steve Metz, vice president of maritime programs at BAE Systems. “It also continues our strong history of performance on the Tomahawk program.”
The company will perform a range of services, such as testing and evaluation, analysis, and technical documentation. These services will support the Navy’s command and control systems that handle the preparation, test, and launch of Tomahawk missiles from surface ships.
The contract includes an initial one-year term plus four option years. If all of the options are exercised, the total value could reach approximately $14.8 million. The work will be conducted primarily at Navy facilities in Dahlgren and managed at BAE Systems Support Solutions offices in nearby King George and Stafford, Virginia.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).