BAE Systems has won a $13.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to demonstrate a seeker technology for potential use in precision guided munitions as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program.
The Defense Department said Wednesday that BAE’s information and electronic systems integration unit will perform work under the second phase of DARPA’s Seeker Cost Transformation effort that seeks to build a system equipped with modular open architecture and designed to guide weapons to a target.
SECTR technologies will work to aid weapons in acquisition of fixed or moving targets with minimal external support, increase navigation accuracy in GPS-denied environments and address low size, weight, and cost requirements, according to DARPA.
The Air Force Research Laboratory received two offers for the contract via a competitive acquisition process and will obligate $2 million in fiscal 2018 research and development funds at the time of award.
Work will occur at BAE’s facility in Nashua, New Hampshire, through July 2019.