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BAE lands $72M award to support Navy air traffic control

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Tauren Dyson
The Arabian Gulf (mar. 23, 2003) -- Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Torie Kearney from San Diego, Calif., waits for AV-8B Harriers to return to USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. Photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Chris Reynolds/ U.S. Navy
The Arabian Gulf (mar. 23, 2003) -- Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Torie Kearney from San Diego, Calif., waits for AV-8B Harriers to return to USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. Photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Chris Reynolds/ U.S. Navy

Oct. 31 (UPI) -- BAE Systems received a contract to deliver air traffic control and landing systems services to U.S. Navy ships and facilities.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract contract, announced Tuesday by the Defense Department, is valued at $72 million.

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These systems help escort pilots to safe landings on aircraft carriers and other ships and at land facilities, through various weather conditions.

Work on the ships includes fleet services, equipment improvement, technical efforts, operational software, test bed efforts, repair, fabrication, and restoration; training; local area network, and quality assurance and system safety.

The Navy will obligate funds for the award as it receives task orders.

The work will be performed in Maryland and various other locations, and is expected to be completed by October 2023.

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