Up to $233M to BAE Systems for SPAWAR C4ISR Systems Support
BAE Systems received a contract worth up to $233 million to support the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) with engineering services, production engineering, integration, testing, inspection, and installation of various C4ISR (command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) systems.
As part of the contract, BAE’s Electronics, Intelligence and Support division will provide information, operating system integration and related services at land-based facilities and on various platforms, such as ships, submarines, and ground vehicles.
The contract includes an initial 1-year award, 4 option years, plus 3 award-term years. Subcontractors will include Lockheed Martin and a number of small businesses.
The work will be managed from BAE Systems’ new facility in North Charleston, SC, which opened earlier in 2009 as the consolidation of 3 previous sites. About 400 employees are currently based at the facility, and there are plans to add as many as 175 jobs by the end of 2010.
BAE invested $4.5 million to build the 74,000-square-foot facility located in North Charleston’s Aviation Business Park. The facility designs, integrates, and sustains classified electronic systems, physical and electronic security systems, automated fuel handling equipment, and communications and IT networks for land-, air-, and sea-based platforms.