BAE Systems wins $8.8M contract to build battle management system

BAE Systems has won an $8.8 million contract to support the Air Force’s for Anti-Access Real-Time Mission Management System - Contested Environment Networked Situation Understanding System (ARMS-CONSENSUS) software.

Under the contract, BAE Systems will work to implement an integrated end-to-end Distributed Battle Management system, and to test and evaluate the system in large-scale simulations and in live fly demonstrations. 

The company will develop automated decision aids to assist air battle managers and pilots with managing air-to-air and air-to-ground combat, and the decision aids will be software tools integrated into the aircraft's onboard systems to provide distributed adaptive planning and control and distributed situation understanding, the Defense Department said in a release.

Work will be performed at Burlington, Mass., and is expected to be complete by Oct. 3, 2018.

Two companies bid on this contract.

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