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Boeing/BAE Team Wins US Navy Training Work (July 3)



BAE SYSTEMS today announced that the team of Boeing Military Aerospace Support and BAE SYSTEMS Flight Simulation and Training has won the first contract to be awarded under the United States Navy's FY2000 Training Systems Contract.

The team will modify, repair, and refurbish a suite of maintenance training devices for the Naval Air Maintenance Training Group, based in Pensacola, Fla.

The FY2000 Training Systems Contract is designed to allow the US Navy to meet its training systems requirements through a much shorter contracting cycle by limiting competition to pre-qualified vendors. The Boeing-led team, which includes BAE SYSTEMS Flight Simulation and Training and American Systems Corporation, was the first selected to support US Navy aviation training systems under this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract. The total value of the FY2000 Training Systems Contract could reach up to $325 million over eight years.

The award to upgrade the maintenance training devices for the Navy is a great example of how the FY2000 contract helps streamline the procurement process," said John Lenyo, vice president of business development, BAE SYSTEMS Flight Simulation and Training. "Our team was already approved, the Navy knew we had the capabilities, we offered the best value, and ultimately the Navy's training requirements will be met faster and more cost-effectively."

BAE SYSTEMS will perform the majority of work under this initial task order. Five maintenance training devices will receive modification, repair, and refurbishment: an EA-6B landing gear trainer; S-3 environmental systems trainer; C-130 fuel systems trainer; H-60 automatic flight control trainer; and a H-60 wheel/hoist system trainer. The work will be performed at BAE SYSTEMS facility in Tampa, Fla., as well as on-site at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, NAS North Island, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, and NAS Mayport.

By focusing its training and support systems, maintenance and modification, and logistics support services competencies in the Military Aerospace Support business, Boeing is the only major airframe manufacturer with an integrated organisation structured to provide total life-cycle customer support.

BAE SYSTEMS is a global systems, defence and aerospace company. With annual sales of more than $19 billion, the company employs over 100,000 people in nine home markets. BAE SYSTEMS Flight Simulation and Training provides aviation training and simulation solutions. The organisation manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft and offers a range of aviation training and support services.

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" Boeing/BAE Systems Team Awarded FirstTask Order Under Navy FY2000 Training Systems Contract