BY COURTNEY E. HOWARD
ST. INIGOES, Md.—Engineers from the BAE Systems Support Solutions segment in St. Inigoes, Md., will design and build onboard radio communications and network capability—including multi-spectrum radio sets, antenna systems, baseband switching, data-link modems, and message distribution services—for two new U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers under construction, the USS William S. Sims (DDG 113) and USS Callaghan (DDG 114).
BAE Systems engineers will provide systems engineering, production integration, logistics, crew training, and configuration management services. The contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., includes a one-year base, plus four option years. If all options are exercised, the contract would be worth $37 million. BAE Systems has provided the onboard communications for 62 destroyers and 27 cruisers equipped with the Aegis combat system. Systems will be installed at sites in Pascagoula, Miss., and Bath, Maine.
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