Deal Exceedes $100 Million
BAE Systems has been
awarded two contracts totaling $107 million by the FAA to provide a
variety of support services for the FAA's acquisition programs in
the surveillance systems area. BAE Systems received a $67 million
contract to provide systems engineering and implementation support
services and a $40 million contract to provide management and
financial support services to the agency.
Both five-year contracts have performance periods that will last
through the end of 2008. The contracting agency, the FAA William J.
Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, N.J., awarded the
contracts under its Multiple Area Support Service, Engineering
Support Service Area contract vehicle.
BAE Systems Technology Solutions will continue to provide
services to the FAA similar to those it has provided for more than
10 years under previous contracts. It will support the surveillance
program offices in their management of air traffic control radar
systems from inception through decommissioning and replacement.
Under the systems engineering and implementation support
services contract, BAE Systems will provide technical, engineering,
analytical and planning support throughout the life cycle of both
terminal and en-route primary and secondary radars. Services will
begin during concept analysis and continue through system
development, production, implementation and operational in-service
Under the management and
financial support services contract, BAE Systems will provide or
support investment analysis, hardware and software development,
acquisition, implementation and in-service activities. In
particular, BAE Systems will furnish program management and
financial management functions during the life cycle of both
terminal and en-route primary and secondary radars.
The surveillance systems programs are managed by the Terminal
Business Unit, the initial operating unit of the FAA's new Air
Traffic Organization. BAE Systems has been a provider of services
in this area since 1993.
"The awards of these contracts illustrates our commitment to the
FAA and their confidence in BAE Systems to provide high quality
support services for the management of radar systems throughout the
entire life cycle," said Bob Murphy, president, BAE Systems
Technology Solutions Sector.