The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a nine-year contract to support radio and communications systems design and integration for 13 surface combatant ships.
The initial award is valued at $28.4 million with the total value of the nine-year contract estimated at $187.4 million.
Under the DDG VI Radio Communications Systems (RCS) contract, BAE Systems’ experts will provide systems engineering, production, and integration for 12 DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers and one DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer. The company has held the RCS contract since 1985.
The work is being completed as part of the Navy’s new construction program, which is designed to field advanced capability new surface combatant ships for the U.S. Naval fleet.
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