Enhanced C4 and Information-Sharing Capabilities
BAE Systems, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and By Light have teamed to offer enhanced information technology and engineering capabilities for the Mission Partner Environment (MPE) Architecture, Engineering & Integration (AE&I) contract for the US Air Force and joint agencies, the companies announced on 20 September.
The companies’ exclusive arrangement is focused on applying complementary capabilities to meet requirements to modernise, manage, integrate, and consolidate the MPE – which is an operational framework that provides a secure, agile, resilient, and interoperable worldwide enterprise command, control, and intelligence information-sharing capability across multiple security domains in support of DoD and mission partners.
“BAE Systems, SAIC, and By Light are working together to provide advanced technologies and streamlined engineering services that will improve support of the Mission Partner Capabilities Office’s efforts to modernize the MPE,” said Lisa Hand, VP/GM of BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions business. “Our efforts will enable enhanced operational effectiveness, lethality, and agility of U.S. military forces and mission partners.”
If selected as prime contractor, BAE Systems will transform current AE&I processes into a digital engineering environment. This transformational shift supports better decision making, enhanced communication, more efficient engineering process, and improved lifecycle management of a critical warfighter capability.