With more than 7,700 employees, the BAE Systems Land & Armaments Sector provides breakthrough technology solutions, world-class systems integration capabilities, flexible manufacturing capabilities and integrated logistics support throughout the entire product life cycle.
The division is a global leader in the design, development, production and service support of armored combat and tactical vehicles. It also provides major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems and intelligent munitions.[pullquote]
Although federal contracts for this arena have been decreasing due to troop drawdowns, the Land & Armaments Sector continues to win significant business.[/pullquote] Although federal contracts for this arena have been decreasing due to troop drawdowns, the Land & Armaments Sector continues to win significant business.
In July, the division won a $40 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce canisters used to store, transport and launch a wide range of missiles. If all options of the contract are exercised, the total value could exceed $400 million. It also recently won a $91.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering and technical services for the Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS).
In addition, the Land & Armaments Sector continues to create the most cutting-edge military innovations. The division is developing an Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), under a contract worth $34.5 million.
Its Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Hybrid Electric Drive (HED) system also successfully completed 2,000 miles of testing, which is a significant milestone for the U.S. Army’s GCV program. This effort actually puts the Land & Armaments Sector ahead of schedule for the next phase of the program, which is saving the government customer development time and money.
For winning new contracts and developing military innovations that helps government customers save money, we are pleased to announce that BAE Systems Land & Armaments Sector is this week’s “Winning Contractor.” Stay tuned for more posts about contractors proving to be nimble in the face of challenging times in our “Winning Contractor” series.