The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year, $85 million contract to continue to develop, deploy, modernize, and maintain cross-domain solutions that allow for secure transfer of sensitive information between government networks, the company reported on Wednesday.
“As the military cyberspace battlefield expands, we understand how critical it is that secure, innovative intelligence solutions are available to warfighting commands and combat support agencies to communicate safety and effectively,” said Pete Trainer, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Air Force Solutions business.
Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide the company’s high-assurance, cross-domain technologies to meet the needs of ARFL government networks. The company’s services will provide end-users access to virtual information and analysis, enabling the division to make informed decisions faster.
BAE Systems’ support will enable the secure exchange of data, including streaming video, images and audio, to enhance mission collaboration. BAE Systems will also provide research, development and evaluation of new technologies, such as the integration of innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities.
“We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory,” added Trainer.
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