BAE SYSTEMS WINS MORE WORK ON SEA-BASED MISSILE WARNING RADAR
HONOLULU - BAE Systems has been awarded a second contract from Boeing for work on the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1), a floating, self-propelled, mobile missile warning radar station.
The radar arrived at BAE Systems Hawaii Shipyards in Pearl Harbor from Alaska on June 26 and will remain there through February 2008. The company had previously performed maintenance work on the SBX-1 in 2006.
BAE Systems will conduct maintenance and systems upgrades to include fuel oil tank cleaning; tow bridle repairs; a deadweight survey; antenna installation; catwalk and ladder repairs; crane upgrades and additions; galley and scullery upgrades; and will install a quick launch recovery boat.
SBX-1 is part of the United States Missile Defense System, operated by the Missile Defense Agency. Designed to operate in high winds and heavy seas, the Missile Warning radar is mounted on a fifth generation Norwegian-designed, Russian-built CS-50 semi-submersible twin-hulled oil-drilling platform. It is based at Adak Island, Alaska and can roam over the Pacific Ocean to detect incoming ballistic missiles. It has the capability to identify baseball-size objects from thousands of miles away.
"We are pleased that Boeing and the Missile Defense Agency continue to place high value in our versatile maintenance capabilities for such an important project," said Al Krekich, president of BAE Systems Ship Repair. "The SBX-1 is key to our nations ballistic missile defense."
BAE Systems Ship Repair is the United States' leading non-nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion company - focused on drydock and ship repair services for the U.S. Navy, other defense agencies and commercial customers. It has major operations in Norfolk, San Diego, San Francisco and Hawaii.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. BAE Systems, with 88,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $25 billion.
For further information, please contact:
John Kowalczyk, BAE Systems
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Susan Lenover, BAE Systems
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