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BAE Systems has won a four-year, $42.5 million (€36.3 million) US Navy Landing Systems Integration Support contract to provide installation, engineering, and sustainment support services to ensure the continued safe operation of U.S. military aircraft, the company announced on 30 March.

The company will provide shore-based landing systems integration (LSI) support services for instrument carrier and instrument landing systems (ICLS/ILS). The new ILS provides USN pilots with enhanced guidance capabilities, by using radio signals to enable flight path corrections to be made without instruction from an air traffic controller.

For several decades, we have been responsible for integrating the Navy’s landing systems, which are critical to the safety of warfighters in the air and on the ground,” explained Lisa Hand, VP/General Manager of BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions business. “As a lead systems integrator, we have efficient, established, and proven methods and experience installing and sustaining these complex landing systems, which are critical for the safe landing of aircraft.”

In partnership with the Navy, BAE Systems serves as part of the lead systems integrator team on the LSI contract. The company provides a variety of support, including systems integration, installation, and overall system sustainment. The company’s technicians and experts deploy around the world to support warfighters, and will provide support at military installations, including Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA, for ICLS support and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA, for ILS support.

The new contract effectively increases safety for US military pilots. (Photo: USAF)

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