MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems will provide software engineering and other technical services under a $21 million contract with the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC). The company will develop, maintain, and test software for sonars and other operational systems on ships and submarines and provide information technology support for Web-based documentation and data storage.
“Our employees have supported the Navy in Rhode Island for more than 30 years, and this continues the work we’ve long provided to NUWC and the warfighter,” said Ian Rankin, vice president of strategic programs at BAE Systems’ Technology Solutions & Services business.
The five-year contract, which runs through 2014, was awarded competitively under the Navy’s Seaport-e contracting platform for acquiring engineering and other support services.
Work will be performed at BAE Systems facilities in Groton, Connecticut, and Middletown, Rhode Island, and onsite at NUWC headquarters in Newport, Rhode Island. About 140 BAE Systems employees are based at these locations, providing a range of solutions and services for the Navy.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a premier global defense, security and aerospace company delivering 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. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion) in 2008.