BAE Systems to Advance Development of U.S. Navy’s Mk 41 Vertical Launching System Under $91.4 Million Contract

  BAE Systems to Advance Development of U.S. Navy’s Mk 41 Vertical Launching
  System Under $91.4 Million Contract

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- June 27, 2013

BAE Systems has received a $91.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to
provide engineering and technical services in support of the design,
manufacturing, installation, testing and product improvements for the Mk 41
Vertical Launching System (VLS).

BAE Systems will provide engineering and technical services in support of the
design, manufacturing, ...

BAE Systems will provide engineering and technical services in support of the
design, manufacturing, installation, testing and product improvements for the
U.S. Navy's Mk 41 Vertical Launching System. (Photo: BAE Systems)

"This contract and our long history on this program demonstrates our sought
after expertise in developing superior products for our sailors and is a
testament to the overall effectiveness of the Mk 41 Vertical Launching
System," said Chris Hughes, vice president and general manager of Weapon
Systems at BAE Systems.

BAE Systems’ engineers will develop technical solutions for new canister and
missile integration as well as launcher improvements to meet emerging threats
to the U.S. Navy fleet. The contract also includes work on the design of
canister and launcher mechanical efforts, as well as continued work for the
support of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program, development of the Mk
29 canister and Aegis Ashore systems.

As the Navy's Mk 41 VLS Mechanical Design Agent, BAE Systems has more than 30
years of experience in the development, production and support of this system
for naval forces throughout the world. The Mk 41 VLS is a highly survivable
system located below a naval ship’s armored deck and is adaptable to
accommodate the latest weapon types to meet new mission requirements.

The contract provides an overall financial ceiling and will be incrementally
funded with approximately $6.3 million being funded with the initial award.
The work will continue through December 2016 and will be performed at BAE
Systems’ Minneapolis, Minnesota facility.

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Contact:

BAE Systems
Stephanie Bissell Serkhoshian
Tel: +1-703-907-8244
Mobile: +1-703-785-7891
stephanie.serkhoshian@baesystems.com
www.baesystems.com/US
 
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