BAE contracted for space, missile defense support

Dec. 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- BAE Systems has gained eligibility to compete for task orders to provide various support services for the U.S. Army's space and missile defense programs.

The services, for the Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command, will be delivered under a three-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a total value of as much as $220 million.

BAE Systems said the contract is called the Test Execution Services and Launch Augmentation award, or TESTLA and is designed to help the Army meet testing objectives in areas such as integrated missile defense, warfighter weapon development, homeland security, cyber technology, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

Four other companies also have been awarded the contract, under which they will compete for task orders.

"Winning TESTLA builds on our long-standing relationship with SMDC," said Tom White, senior director of Mission Support Solutions at BAE Systems. "The work will also position us for additional growth in the military space market."

BAE Systems has provided engineering and technical services under SMDC's Concepts and Operations for Space and Missile Defense Integration Capabilities contract since 2006.

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