BAE Systems awarded $220 million contract from U.S. Army

The U.S. Army announced on Monday that it chose BAE Systems to support a number of space and defense missions under an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract worth up to $220 million over three years.

Under the terms of the contract, BAE Systems will be required to bid on task orders as they arise. Four other companies that also support the U.S. Army in various missions of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command will also bid on task orders as they become available.

The new contract with BAE Systems allows the U.S. Army to expand its space and missile defense plans and programs. The next contract, titled Test Execution Services and Launch Augmentation, will aid the SMDC in meeting testing objectives, including testing for missile defense, homeland security, cyber technology, warfighter weapon innovation and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

"Winning TESTLA builds on our long-standing relationship with SMDC," Senior Director of Mission Support Solutions at BAE Systems Tom White said. "The work will also position us for additional growth in the military space market."

BAE Systems has provided technical support and engineering services to the U.S. Army since 2006 under the SMDC's Concepts and Operations for Space and Missile Defense Integration Capabilities contract.