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BAE Systems Selected to Support Geospatial Center of Excellence

15 Aug 2006 | Ref. 237/2006

SAN DIEGO, California -- The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has selected BAE Systems to implement its Mensuration Services Program (MSP). The program is an enterprise system that supports NGAs role to provide precision geospatial imagery and products to Americas armed forces.

Ted Spilman, vice president of Defense Systems for BAE Systems in San Diego, said the $17 million program is a key component of the agencys Geospatial Center of Excellence concept, "which will allow soldiers to see the battlefield better by providing precise imagery for intelligence assessments." MSP provides a better way to accurately measure and geolocate objects. It will replace four existing systems: Ruler, Math Model Library, Joint Targeting Workstation, and GEOTRANS.

BAE Systems is developing the single, integrated package. MSP will be based on the Community Sensor Model (CSM), a precision imagery standard adopted by NGA and the Defense Department . The system will conform to the CSMs plug-in architecture standard, which allows intelligence and defense sensors to work together and reduces the costs of adding new sensor types.

"This program continues the cost-effective modernization and technology advancement necessary to support precision targeting and exploitation systems," Spilman said. "The ultimate beneficiary for this important work is the war fighter."

BAE Systems leads an MSP implementation team that includes Everest Technology Solutions Inc. and Northrop Grumman. Work on the program will be conducted at BAE Systems facilities in San Diego and Reston, Va. The contract, including options, runs through 2011.

BAE Systems has been providing exploitation systems to the U.S. government for more than 20 years. The company is a primary developer of sensor models and sensor model technology for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Defense Department. BAE Systems also is the developer of SOCET GXP, a full-spectrum software application that supports geospatial analysis workflow from image analysis through rigorous photogrammetry, and the Common Geopositioning Services Program, a U.S. Navy program supporting precision targeting applications across the military services.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is the premier transatlantic defence and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With more than 100,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems sales exceeded GBP 15.4 billion (US$28 billion) in 2005.

For further information, please contact

Keith Lewis, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 858-675-5965 Cell: +1 858-472-6958

Susan Lenover, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 703-907-8259 Cell: + 703-850-1621

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