BAE Systems wins two Navy task orders
Arlington contractor to work on warfare platform
The U.S. Navy awarded Arlington-based defense contractor BAE Systems Inc. two task orders totaling more than $30 million to produce and integrate a mission-critical information warfare platform for U.S Navy vessels, the company announced Tuesday.
Under the task orders, BAE Systems will work on Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES) for two Arleigh Burke class destroyers, a Virginia class submarine and two Blue Ridge class command ships. The goal of the task orders is to help sailors complete missions and stay connected while at sea, according to the company.
CANES consolidates five existing legacy network programs into a single support framework for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) applications for the branch.
“These two task orders permit us to continue our high-quality, high-volume production and integration service, assembling and delivering CANES to the Navy safely and affordably,” Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Integrated Defense Solutions business, said in a statement. “CANES takes advantage of commercial-off-the-shelf insertion, which brings operational agility to the warfighter and savings to the U.S. Navy.”
Work on the task orders will be performed at BAE Systems’ 281,000-square-foot production facility in Summerville, South Carolina.
BAE Systems Inc. employs approximately 35,100 people across the U.S., U.K., Sweden and Israel. The company generated $11.4 billion in sales last year. BAE Systems Inc. is an independent U.S. subsidiary of England-based BAE Systems plc, one of Europe’s top defense contractors.