Bae Systems Awarded $29M Contract for MK 41 Vertical Launching System Procurement

Bae Systems Awarded $29M Contract for MK 41 Vertical Launching System Procurement 27 Sep, 18, Source: US DoD

BAE Systems, Land and Armaments LP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is awarded a $28,900,000 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-5314 for the procurement of MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) MK 13 MOD 0 canisters and coding plugs.  The MK 41 VLS provides a missile launching system for CG 47 and DDG 51 class surface combatants of the Navy, as well as surface combatants of allied navies.  This effort includes the manufacture, production and test of the MK 13 Mod 0 canisters, packaging handling storage equipment, and coding plugs for the Standard Missile-2. The canisters provide rocket motor exhaust gas containment and a launch rail during missile firing. The canisters also serve as missile shipping and storage containers.  Work will be performed in Aberdeen, South Dakota (90 percent); and Minneapolis, Minnesota (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2021. This contract combines purchases for the governments of Japan (68 percent); Australia (22 percent); South Korea (6 percent); and Netherlands (4 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Foreign military sales funding in the amount of $28,900,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.

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