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BAE Systems selected to design US Army's space and missile defence tech

Posted 13 April 2017 · Add Comment

BAE Systems was selected by the US Army to research and develop hardware and software solutions for the design of next-generation space and missile defence technologies.



BAE Systems has been chosen for a position on a new eight-year, $3 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue supporting the US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT).

The company will research and develop hardware and software solutions to design next-generation technologies for space, high-altitude and missile defence. As an IDIQ awardee, BAE Systems is among a group of eight companies that will compete for future task orders under the contract.
 
“We’ve had a long-standing and successful relationship with SMDC,” said DeEtte Gray, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector. “We provide specialised support in the research, development, integration, testing, demonstration, and small-scale production of prototypes designed with, and for, the soldier. We’re committed to helping the Army develop the new technologies it needs to gain a greater tactical edge on the battlefield and accomplish a wide array of complex missions.”
 
In addition to assisting with prototype design, the task orders call for the support of component testing, as well as the integration of prototypes into systems and subsystems that can be evaluated in a laboratory, or relevant environment, with limited operational system testing. The contract is reflective of the Army’s innovative “concept to combat” design approach, which expedites the roll-out of important next-generation technologies.
 
The requirements outlined in the new IDIQ enable the company to build on its 16-year legacy of critical mission task support under SMDC’s long-running Concepts and Operations for Space and Missile Defense Integration Capabilities (COSMIC) contract.

 

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