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BAE SYSTEMS Awarded $70.1 Million Contract For Reset Work On Bradley Combat System Vehicles

03 Aug 2005

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification worth $70.1 million from the U.S. Armys Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to reset Bradley Combat System vehicles.

In conjunction with the companys Public Private Partnership with the Armys Red River Army Depot (RRAD), BAE Systems will return 101 Bradleys to combat ready status for the 1st Cavalry Division.

This program shows the benefits of our Public Private Partnership with Red River Army Depot, said Andy Hove, BAE Systems director, Bradley Combat Systems. By working together on the National Level Reset Program we can get a high quality Bradley back into the hands of soldiers in a very short period of time.

Disassembly and component overhaul work will be performed at RRAD and BAE Systems in Fayette County, Pa. Final assembly and test will be conducted at the companys York, Pa., facility.

The Bradley Combat System has played a centerpiece role in Operation Iraqi Freedom and continues to provide outstanding survivability, mobility and lethality to U.S. soldiers in all types of close-combat urban scenarios or in open-combat terrain. The Bradley Combat System fulfills critical infantry, cavalry, fire support, battle command and engineer roles for the Army's heavy brigades.

Work on this effort begins immediately, and vehicles are expected to be delivered through March 2006.

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, 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 defence systems. BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company employs nearly 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: +1 717 225 8004 Pgr: +1 800 797 1593
herb.muktarian@baesystems.com



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