BAE Systems has signed a contract to extend theÂ companyâ€™s combat systems integration services for the U.K. Royal Navyâ€™s in-service and future platforms for an additional 10.5 years.
BAEÂ said MondayÂ itsÂ engineering team will work to integrate the Royal Naval ships such as Type 45 destroyers,Â Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers andÂ Type 26Â global combat ships.
The contract extension follows the first phase of integration project awarded to the company in March 2012 under the U.K.’sÂ Naval Combat Systems Integration Support Services program.
Richard Williams, BAE director of combat systems, said the company aimsÂ to help the British military maintainÂ surface shipsÂ over the next decade.
BAE will collaborate with QinetiQ and the U.K.’s defense and equipment support agencyÂ on the project set to occur at BAE’sÂ Maritime Integration Support Center facility in Portsmouth, England.