BAE Wins $76M Contract to Support US Navy Comm & Electronics

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a 22-month, $76 million contract to help develop vital communications and electronics.

BAE Systems will support the rapid design, development, fabrication, customization, and life-cycle maintenance of new and existing communication and electronic platforms for the Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).

The company will also support the testing, evaluation, installation, integration, and certification of mission equipment and systems for NAWCAD’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division.

NAWCAD Special Comms Requirements Division  

NAWCAD (Image courtesy of NAVAIR)
Image courtesy of NAVAIR

The Special Communications Requirements Division is engaged in the design, development, integration, test and evaluation, installation, fielding, certification, maintenance, life cycle and logistic support of electronic and communications systems, subsystems, and equipment used by Navy, Army, Air Force, Joint Special Operations Forces (SOF), and other DoD or Government agencies.

The division supplies mobile communications equipment for military and government use.

It provides mobile communication ability for military missions and in cases where communication systems are damaged or compromised.


  • Ability to develop and deliver “Best Value” C4I solutions for the Warfighter
  • Quick reaction development – most projects complete within 12 – 18 months
  • One-stop integrated engineering & sustainment services through project life cycle
  • Over 25 years of proven C-E expertise acting in the role of Lead Systems Integrator on ACAT & non-ACAT programs across all DoD & non-DoD entities
  • Design, integrate and sustain systems that allow for the secure transfer of voice/video/data and are designed in varied fixed, transportable and mobile configurations

(Point of Interest: The Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23’s Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) made aviation history Monday, May 8, when they completed airborne gunfire testing for the F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant. (Courtesy of the U.S. Navy by Dane Wiedmann, and YouTube. Posted on May 17, 2017)

This cutting-edge equipment is designed and developed by NAWCAD and allows customers to communicate securely.

Mark Keeler, acting president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector
Mark Keeler, acting president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector

It is widely used by the Navy, as well as the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Joint Special Operations Forces, and other U.S. Department of Defense and federal government agencies.

“We perform expert, integrated engineering and sustainment support services that meet the development demands of the Navy,” said Mark Keeler, acting president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector.

The work will be performed at customer and company facilities in St. Inigoes, Maryland; Chesapeake, Virginia; and Fayetteville, North Carolina.

BAE Systems logoBAE Systems delivers a broad range of solutions and services including intelligence analysis, cyber operations, IT, systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance to enable militaries and governments to recognize, manage, and defeat threats.