CALIFORNIA, Maryland – BAE Systems has received a $9.1 million U.S. Navy task order to provide engineering services and structural components to manufacture new outer wings and tail sections for P-3 and EP-3 aircraft. The task order was awarded under the Navy’s FastTrack contract, which provides various support services to sustain aging aircraft.

This work builds on BAE Systems’ strong history of performance in support of the P-3 community. The company has re-engineered, tested and delivered more than 50,000 components used in both P-3C and EP-3 aircraft over the past three years.

“This important task order will provide a cost-effective, low-risk solution to resolve many of the fatigue challenges facing P-3 aircraft,” said Gordon Eldridge, vice president and general manager of Aerospace Solutions at BAE Systems Support Solutions. “This win also expands our support to the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft program office, a key customer at the Naval Air Systems Command.”

The structural components provided under the task order will be used by the Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center-Southeast and various commercial firms in the manufacture of new wings and tail sections for the aircraft.

The FastTrack contract was competitively awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland. The contract servicing work will be conducted at BAE Systems’ facility in nearby California, Maryland.

BAE Systems Support Solutions provides a range of services to meet needs in readiness and sustainment and operational support across the land, aviation, maritime and C4ISR domains, supporting the U.S. Department of Defense and federal agencies. Support Solutions is also a leading non-nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion company, serving the U.S. Navy and other maritime customers.

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Neil Franz, BAE Systems
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