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BAE SYSTEMS Announces A Trans-Atlantic Capability To Serve The Growing Surface Navies Operating In The Littoral Environment

05 Apr 2004

BAE Systems today announced the creation of a trans-Atlantic capability that combines parts of the company that are engaged in the design, manufacture, and integration of proven solutions used by Naval ships operating in the Littoral environment. The move creates a U.S.-based world-leading provider of solutions for use in Littoral waters for Mine Warfare.

The team, lead by the companys Technology Solutions business, consists of units from six BAE Systems locations, in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. BAE Systems entities in Washington, D.C.; Rockville and California, Maryland, are working with three facilities in Europe. Those facilities are located in Frimley and Waterlooville, U.K., and Bremen, Germany.

Combining our global skills provides a capability that can serve the Navies of the world who are transitioning from the Blue Water to the Littoral environment is a vital step in aligning ourselves with the needs of our customers, said Robert Murphy, president, Technology Solutions. We are pleased to demonstrate the Mine Warfare capability at the 2004 Navy League Sea-Air-Space exhibition in Washington D.C.

BAE Systems Technology Solutions develops and produces integrated solutions for U.S. Navy systems on board sophisticated platforms including Aegis CG 47 cruisers, DDG 51 destroyers, CVN 68 class carriers, and the LPD-17 class amphibious assault ships.

Mine Warfare solutions include command and control, mine neutralisation, high definition sonar, remote mine hunting and sweeping, and an autonomous underwater vehicle now in test and evaluation. More than 15 navies worldwide use BAE Systems mine warfare products or systems including both U.S. and Royal Navy ships, which provided a major role in clearing sea-lanes and ensuring safe passage during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

About BAE SYSTEMS

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years. It is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defence systems.

BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company employs more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately 12 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.

BAE Systems North America is a high-technology U.S. company employing more than 25,000 people who live and work in some 30 states, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom. The company is dedicated to solving its customers needs with highly innovative and leading edge solutions across the defence electronics, systems, information technology, and services arenas.

BAE Systems Technology Solutions provides a full-spectrum of systems engineering, technical services, and ordnance systems to its customers in disciplines essential for successful systems development, operating, and maintenance. Its full life-cycle systems capabilities include system design, integration and test; software development, engineering, and maintenance; and integrated logistics support.

BAE Systems, innovating for a safer world.



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