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BAE SYSTEMS To Provide Transparent Armoured Gun Shields To US Marine Corps

13 Sep 2005

BAE Systems is to provide more than 1,000 Marine Corps Transparent Armor Gun Shields (MCTAGS) kits and spares to support U.S. Marine Corps vehicles under a contact modification worth up to $39.9 million from the U.S. Marine Corps System Command.

The modification calls for the delivery of the kits for installation on Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) units, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and Logistics Vehicle Systems (LVSs) starting in October and continuing through February 2006. The award is funded initially at $19.1 million.

Our MCTAGS kits will further enhance survivability for Marines by providing a gunners protection system that enables direct vision, situational awareness and target acquisition while providing enhanced protection from small arms fire and IED fragments, said Paul Para, program manager for BAE Systems.

BAE Systems Transparent Armor Gun Shields (TAGS) units are configurable for a wide range of vehicles, including Bradley Armored Commanders Shield, M1 Abrams, M113, HMMWV and Transparent Armor for the Stryker Common Ballistic Shield, and are particularly effective in close-combat urban environments.


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 over 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately 14.8 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.

For further information, please contact:

Herb Muktarian, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 717-225-8004

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