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BAE Systems delivers 1,000 transparent armored gun shields for HMMWVS under a U.S. ARMY TACOM contract

08 Feb 2006

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- BAE Systems has delivered the first 1,000 Transparent Armored Gun Shields (TAGS) to U.S. Army troops in Iraq under a contract worth up to $4.7 million from the U.S. Army's Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).

The contract, awarded in November 2005, called for the delivery of the kits for installation on M1114 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) by January 2006.

Our TAGS units provide an additional level of protection from small arms fire and IED fragments, said Paul Para, BAE Systems program manager. TAGS enables direct vision, situational awareness and target acquisition for the gunner.

BAE Systems TAGS units have been configured for a wide range of vehicles, including Bradley, M1 Abrams, M113, HMMWV, and for the Stryker Common Ballistic Shield. TAGS units are particularly effective in close-combat urban environments.

About BAE SYSTEMS

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, 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 and is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defense systems. BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company employs 100,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately $25 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.

For further information, please contact:

Herb Muktarian,
BAE Systems
Tel: 717-225-8004
Pgr: 800-797-1593
herb.muktarian@baesystems.com



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