BAE Systems has been awarded a Systems Engineering and Integration Support Services contract to continue supporting the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) office.
The five-year contract is worth up to $478 million and was awarded in September 2021.
“We are proud to continue providing full system-level lifecycle capabilities to SSP that will help advance their digital engineering strategy to ensure the readiness of the Navy’s strategic missions,” said Lisa Hand, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions.
“BAE Systems brings extensive systems integration expertise to a wide range of defense initiatives that support two-legs of the nation’s nuclear triad.”
The SSP is responsible for maintaining the Strategic Weapons System and Attack Weapons System on-board current U.S. Ohio and U.K. Vanguard class submarines. The office will also oversee the weapon systems on future U.S. Columbia and U.K. Dreadnought class submarines.
As an independent weapon system integrator, BAE Systems uses model-based and digital engineering approaches that enable customers to optimize cost, schedule, and performance for highly complex weapon systems. These formalized applications of modeling ensure relevant and timely engineering communication, approval, and fielding of equipment and support to the warfighter.
BAE Systems’ applications support system requirements, design, analysis, verification, and validation activities from the conceptual design phase throughout development and to later lifecycle phases.