WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Air Force has awarded BAE Systems an eight-year, $534 million contract to maintain the readiness of the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. The company will provide systems engineering, integration, testing, logistics and other services to support the missile, ground and launch systems for 450 deployed Minuteman III missiles.
“The Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program is a pillar in our national security, and our job is to guarantee it never fails,” said Erin Moseley, president of BAE Systems’ Support Solutions sector. “Our team has the right experience, expertise and past performance to support the Air Force and ensure the operational readiness of these vital strategic assets.”
The work, managed by the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, will be performed primarily at three locations: Hill Air Force Base in Utah, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and in Shreveport, Louisiana, near Barksdale Air Force Base. BAE Systems will be actively recruiting from the existing skilled workforce at each site.
For more than 50 years, BAE Systems has provided engineering and integration for the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, supporting submarine-launched ballistic missiles.