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BAE Systems Receives Contract for Navy Radar Warning Receiver Components

23 Mar 2005

LANSDALE, Pennsylvania -- BAE Systems recently received a $4 million contract for follow-on production of the U.S. Navy's ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver system components.

The work will be done at BAE Systems facility in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

The ALR-67(V)3, a fourth generation radar warning receiver (RWR) system for the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, improves aircrew survivability through enhanced detection and identification of hostile radar emissions. The system, a major component of the Super Hornet's Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) set, has been deployed in a number of operations, most recently during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

"We're very proud to be part of the team that is supplying the ALR-67(V) 3 RWR system that protects our aircrews, enabling them to successfully complete their missions," said Bob Witmer, BAE Systems program manager.

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Goleta, California, awarded the contract which calls for the delivery of Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRAs) for 30 radar warning receivers, spares and support equipment. Under the contract, options create the potential for delivery of up to 140 WRAs valued at $8 million.

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, fighting vehicles, 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 has more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of over 13 billion through its wholly-owned and joint venture operations.

BAE Systems North America is one of Americas foremost national security, aerospace and information systems companies. It is a leading provider of electronic and information-based systems and knowledge-based solutions that meet its customers mission effectiveness and operational safety needs. BAE Systems North America employs more than 30,000 people at sites across the United States and the United Kingdom and generates more than $5 billion in annual sales.

For further information, please contact:

James Mallon, BAE Systems
Tel: + 1 215 996 2729
james.mallon@baesystems.com



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