Bae Systems' $16.3M propulsor contact points to more submarine work

BAE Systems Inc. may not be building U.S. Navy submarines, but it still has an important role supplying parts to them.

The Arlington-based U.S. subsidiary of its British parent recently announced it scored a $72 million contract to produce and deliver the propulsor systems for a batch of Virginia-class submarines. This award applies to all of the so-called "Block IV” subs — 10 submarines being bought under a multiyear procurement between fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2018. This is the fourth batch being procured since fiscal 1998.


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