New UK Sub Completes its First Dive
The U.K. Royal Navy’s fourth Astute class submarine, Audacious, has completed its first ever dive, marking a milestone on the path toward full sea trials later in 2018. The trim and basin dive took place over two days in early January in Devonshire Dock, at builder BAE Systems's site in Barrow-in-Furness. The operation, which saw Audacious submerge fully underwater for the first time, allowed a team from Royal Navy, Ministry of Defense and BAE Systems to test many of the sub’s onboard systems, and proved the safety and stability of the 7,400-metric-ton, 97-meter-long attack submarine.
BAE Systems Wins US Navy Modernization Work
BAE Systems said it has received contracts from the U.S. Navy for the modernization of guided missile destroyers USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) and USS Howard (DDG 83), valued at $41.6 million and $47.8 million respectively. Oscar Austin will undergo 12 months of work at the company’s shipyard in Norfolk, Va., the ship’s homeport. The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $117.1 million. Under the depot maintenance period (DMP) contract…
UltraStrip Signs Agreement with BAE Systems
UltraStrip Systems, Inc. announced the signing of a five year exclusive agreement with BAE Systems ship yard subsidiaries in San Francisco and San Diego to provide its patented robotic automated waterjetting technology equipment and services. UltraStrip's robotic technology will perform high speed coating removal services to the shipyard's customers, including U.S. Navy vessels, oil tankers, cruise ships, bulk carriers, and container ships. BAE Systems San Francisco and BAE Systems San Diego are subsidiaries of BAE Systems Ship Repair, Inc., a group of companies owned by U.K. based BAE Systems.
BAE Systems to Acquire Atlantic Marine
BAE Systems entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Atlantic Marine Holding Company (Atlantic Marine) from JFL-AMH Partners, LLC, a portfolio company of the private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company for $352 million. Atlantic Marine is a privately held vessel maintenance, repair, overhaul and conversion (MROC), marine fabrication, and ship construction services provider with operations at Mayport and Jacksonville, Florida; Moss Point, Mississippi; and Mobile, Alabama. The acquisition does not include Atlantic Marine's Boston and Philadelphia operations, which will be retained by JFL-AMH Partners, LLC. The acquisition will be funded from BAE Systems' existing cash resources.
BAE Systems Mast Modules Ready for LHD
Mast modules for the 27,000 tonne Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), fabricated and constructed at BAE Systems Henderson, facility are now completed and ready to be transported to Melbourne. The three mast modules weighing between 19 and 36 tonnes will form part of the superstructure of the LHDs and will house equipment including communication and combat systems, navigation and air traffic control radars and infrared search and track sensors. The mast modules will be loaded onto the heavy lift ship Henan Scan berthed at BAE Systems wharf at their Henderson load-out facility.
BAE Systems Inc. Appoint DeMuro President & CEO
Jerry DeMuro, formerly executive vice-president and corporate vice president of the Information Systems and Technology group at General Dynamics, has been appointed as president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc., effective February 1, 2014 to succeed Linda P. Hudson, who had announced last year her intention to retire from the company in 2014. DeMuro will be appointed as an executive director of BAE Systems plc and will serve on BAE Systems’ Executive Committee, as well as on the board of BAE Systems, Inc.
Sener Wins BAE Contract
Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A closed a contract with UK-based BAE Systems PLC for the license to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System in its shipbuilding activities. According to the contract, FORAN can be implemented in any BAE Systems Group company, any member of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance as well as in any subcontractor of the above companies. FORAN is currently implemented at the following BAE Systems Group companies: - BAE Systems Submarine Solutions, Barrow-in-Furness - BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions Limited, Scotstoun, Glasgow As a first result of the contract, about 200 licences have been installed at both sites. These licenses are currently being used for developing the different stages of the CVF project as well as for internal training.
G&C: New Agreement with BAE Systems Ship Repair
Gibbs & Cox won a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with BAE Systems Ship Repair. The new PSA will allow any of the BAE Systems shipyards to contract directly with Gibbs & Cox for engineering services in support of their repair, fabrication and new construction work. BAE Systems Ship Repair is a leading provider of non-nuclear ship repair, modernization, conversion, overhaul, fabrication and new construction for commercial and government customers. • Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va. • Southeast Shipyards Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla. • Southeast Shipyards Alabama, Mobile, Ala. • San Diego Ship Repair in San Diego, Calif. • San Francisco Ship Repair, San Francisco, Calif.
BAE Systems Awarded £201m to Advance Successor Sub Design
The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded BAE Systems £201 million to further the design of a successor to the Royal Navy's Vanguard class submarines. The funding will allow the business to mature the design of the new class of submarines, which will carry the U.K.'s independent nuclear deterrent, including the layout of equipment and systems, and to develop manufacturing processes, BAE Systems announced today. BAE Systems is the industrial lead on the program with more than 1…
BAE Systems Lays Keel for Dump Scow
BAE Systems has completed another milestone in the construction of the first of two dump scows for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. When complete, both vessels will be used to support dredging operations in the United States. Employees and executives from both companies recently gathered at the foot of the 98 ton keel block as Steve Becker, vice president of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, drove the ceremonial wedge and welded his initials in the keel of the first vessel, Hull 107.
BAE Systems, SENER Close $3.8M Deal
Acting on behalf of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA), UK-based BAE Systems Marine Limited, has closed a contract with the Spanish company Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A., for the license to use the FORAN System in the development of the Stage 1 (System Design) of the CVF Project (UK Royal Navy Future Aircraft Carrier). The contract involves around 100 FORAN seats and a specified set of support services. Activities have started immediately and FORAN has already been installed at the Glasgow, Barrow-in-Furness and Portsmouth sites. Services to be provided by SENER include training, customization, on-site and remote technical assistance, as well as the development of interfaces between FORAN and existing Business Systems.
BAE SYSTEMS Completes Sale of Communications Equipment Facility
BAE SYSTEMS North America has completed the sale of its Advanced Systems' Gaithersburg operation to Integrated Defense Technologies, Inc. The negotiated $146 million cash sale to Integrated Defense Technologies was originally announced Sept. 13. Closing of the sale today followed completion of regulatory reviews and approvals. At the Gaithersburg, Md. Operation, more than 300 employees design and manufacture high performance radio frequency surveillance equipment used in signals intelligence applications. Mark Ronald, COO, BAE SYSTEMS plc, and President and CEO, BAE SYSTEMS North America, said the sale was made because the focus and strategy of BAE SYSTEMS North America is moving from component provider - as represented by the RF surveillance equipment lines -- to systems integration.
Mid Ocean Tanker Contracts with BAE Systems to Launch Tanker
Mid Ocean Tanker Company, a joint venture of private equity firm Alterna Capital Partners and Mid Ocean Marine, has contracted with BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards in Mobile, Ala. for work required to launch MOTC’s 49,000dwt US Flag/Jones Act product-chemical tanker MV American Phoenix. MOTC acquired the vessel from the estate of American Heavy Lift in February of this year, and intends to complete it for service in US coastwise trade by late 2011 or early 2012. MOTC has worked closely with BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards…
VT Group and BAE Systems Establish JV
VT Group plc announced that it has entered into a Framework Agreement with BAE Systems plc to establish a joint venture intended to create a provider of naval ships and associated through-life support. It is intended that the joint venture will comprise the following businesses on completion of the JV transaction: VT’s surface warship building and through-life support operations; each of VT’s and BAE Systems’ 50 per cent. shareholdings in their existing surface warship through-life support joint venture, Fleet Support Limited (FSL); and BAE Systems’ Surface Fleet Solutions operations, which includes surface warship building and surface warship through-life support. VT will also acquire BAE Systems’ 50 percent.
Navy Repair Contracts Awarded
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4419); Continental Maritime of San Diego, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4420); and General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4421), are being awarded firm-fixed price modifications to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to exercise option period two for the accomplishment of complex emergent and continuous maintenance and Chief of Naval Operations availabilities on amphibious ships (LPD, LSD, LHA and LHD) homeported in San Diego, California. The exercising of these options ensures continued facilities and human resources capable of completing complex emergent and continuous maintenance…
MN 100: BAE Systems Ship Repair
750 W. BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, a global defense, security and aerospace company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, BAE Systems, Inc. provides support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems; designs,…
BAE Systems to Build More Jackson Offshore PSV's
BAE Systems’ shipyard in Florida to build two additional platform supply vessels (PSV's) for Jackson Offshore Operators under a contract option. The new vessels, which will service offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, reflect BAE Systems’ continued growth in U.S. commercial shipbuilding and its support to the oil and gas industry. Each of the Jackson Offshore Operators vessels will be qualified under the U.S. Jones Act and will measure 252 feet long and 60 feet wide.
BAE Commences Construction of Hopper Drdge
BAE Systems Cuts Steel, Begins Construction on Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge. BAE Systems has begun construction on the MV Magdalen, an 8,500 cubic yard capacity trailing suction hopper dredge for Weeks Marine, Inc. Executives from the two companies gathered this week at the BAE Systems Mobile shipyard to oversee the initial cutting of steel for the vessel’s first module, which will weigh 130 tons. When complete in 2014, the entire vessel will measure 340 feet long and 79 feet wide, with a draft of 27 feet.
BAE to Perform US Navy Repairs in Hawaii
BAE Systems has received a multi-ship, multi-option (MSMO) contract from the U.S. Navy to repair, maintain, and modernize nine destroyers and cruisers, either homeported in or visiting Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The five-year contract, awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command, includes modernization, maintenance, and repair work for the USS Chafee, USS John Paul Jones, USS Chung-Hoon, USS Hopper, USS Michael Murphy, USS O’Kane, USS Halsey, USS Milius and USS Preble. This award marks…
BAE Systems' Leader Linda Hudson Set to Retire
Linda P. Hudson, president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. since 2009, has announced her plan to retire from the company following a distinguished career in the defense industry. To ensure a seamless transition, Hudson has agreed to remain in post through the first quarter 2014. At that time, she will also step down from her positions as executive director of the BAE Systems plc Board and as a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. She will remain on the BAE Systems, Inc. Board as an outside director through April 2015. Hudson, 62, joined BAE Systems, Inc.
BAE Systems Appoint Group Communications Director
Claire Divver has been appointed as BAE Group Communications Director. She will join the group early in the new year and will be a member of the BAE Systems Executive Committee, reporting to Chief Executive Ian King. Claire was formerly General Manager, Group Corporate Affairs for Xstrata plc where she was responsible for the global communications of the multinational diversified mining group. She joined Xstrata in 2004 and was also a Board member of Xstrata Nickel, one of Xstrata’s five global commodity business units.
BAE Systems Seeks 710 Apprentices for 2015
BAE Systems in the U.K said it will take on 710 apprentices in 2015, the highest intake in the company’s history. Next year's intake surpasses the record set in the previous year by 142 places and includes 45 places for apprentices who will eventually join companies in BAE Systems' supply chain or work in local engineering companies. The latter are funded under the government's Employer Ownership Program. The new recruits - two-thirds of whom will be employed in engineering-related roles - will work across 14 of BAE Systems’ aerospace, security and defense sites around the U.K.
Final Section of BAE Aircraft Carrier Rolls onto the Clyde
The BAE Systems built Aft Island of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier will be loaded onto a sea-going barge on June 11 before its journey from the company’s Scotstoun site to Rosyth. This is the last major section of the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier and has been completed ahead of schedule by the team on the Clyde. The Aft Island is the Carrier’s air traffic control center. Angus Holt, Queen Elizabeth Class Block Delivery Director at BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships, will speak at the event. www.baesystems.com