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BAE, General Dynamics, HII Subsidiaries Get $121M in Navy Surface Combatant Support Contract Modifications

Subsidiaries of BAE Systems, General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) have received contract modifications worth a combined $120.5 million to help the U.S. Navy maintain, repair or update San Diego-homeported surface combatants. The Defense Department said Monday the modifications exercise an option under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to BAE’s San Diego …

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BAE COO Charles Woodburn to Become CEO in July

Charles Woodburn, chief operating officer at BAE Systems, will officially assume the chief executive role after Ian King retires from the British defense company at the end of June. “Since his appointment last year, Charles has made an important contribution to the company, bringing impeccable engineering credentials, broad international experience and fresh …

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BAE Unit to Design, Build Communication-Electronic Platforms for Navy

A business unit of BAE Systems has received a potential $41.3 million contract to help the U.S. Navy develop, integrate and maintain new or existing communication-electronic platforms, equipment and subsystems. Work also covers rapid design, customization, fabrication, test, evaluation, installation, certification, maintenance, logistic, upgrade, and life cycle support services, the Defense Department said Tuesday. BAE’s …

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BAE’s US Arm Acquires IAP Research to Support Weapon Systems Devt Programs

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has acquired Dayton, Ohio-based engineering company IAP Research to support programs focused on the development and production of weapon systems. IAP Research has supported BAE Systems Inc.’s work to build electromagnetic railguns for more than 10 years as a subcontractor, BAE said Tuesday. Erwin Bieber, president of platforms and …

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BAE Systems to Hire More Cyber Workers to Address Future Demand in UK

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 16, 2017 — BAE Systems aims to hire 80 new cyber professionals in 2017 to add to its workforce in a push to meet potential increased demand for cyber skills in the U.K., ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it will also work with CyLon to develop cyber …

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Report: BAE to Name COO Charles Woodburn as Chief Executive

BAE Systems plans to formally appoint Chief Operating Officer Charles Woodburn as CEO  of the British defense contractor before the year ends, Sky News reported Monday. Mark Kleinman writes BAE’s board of directors could announce their selection of Woodburn to succeed CEO Ian King before or in conjunction with the Feb. 23 release of the company’s …

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BAE-Commissioned Research Finds Disconnect Between C-Suite, IT Leaders on Cyber Responsibility

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study by BAE Systems has found that C-suite executives and information technology leaders have different views on cybersecurity responsibilities when it comes to cyber threat response, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday 50 percent of IT leaders believe senior management should take …

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Northrop-BAE Team Stops Air Force T-X Trainer Contract Pursuit

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and BAE Systems have ended a joint pursuit of the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer aircraft program, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. “The companies have decided not to submit a proposal for the T-X Trainer program, as it would not be in the best interest of the companies and their …

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Textron-AirLand JV Orders BAE Systems Head-Up Displays for Scorpion Jet

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 1, 2017 — BAE Systems will provide its LiteHUD head-up displays to support the flight test program of the Textron (NYSE: TXT) and AirLand Enterprises joint venture’s Scorpion jet, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The display is designed with BAE’s optical waveguide technology and will work to reduce the risk …

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BAE, TAI Partner on Initial Development Phase for Turkey’s TF-X Fighter Jet Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 31, 2017 — BAE Systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries will collaborate on the first development phase of the Turkish air force’s TF-X fighter jet program under a “Heads of Agreement” deal, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The agreement was signed ahead of a planned contract worth an estimated $125 million …

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