The Navy has awarded BAE Systems a four-year $42.5 million contract to provide shore-based landing systems integration (LSI) support services for instrument carrier and instrument landing systems (ICLS/ILS).
“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,” said Lisa Hand, vice president and 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.”
The ILS would provide Navy pilots with greater guidance capabilities via radio beam signals aircraft computers translate – enabling pilots to correct their flight path and operate aircraft without instruction from an air traffic controller.
Per authorities, BAE Systems has partnered with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Webster Outlying Field (NAWCAD WOLF) to serve as part of the lead systems integrator team on the LSI contract.
BAE Systems provides a variety of support, including systems integration, installation, and overall system sustainment, officials said, noting the company’s technicians and experts deploy worldwide to support combat personnel and will provide support at military installations houses at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington for ICLS support and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California for ILS support.