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DEAL BRINGS BAE SYSTEMS THROUGHLIFE COUNTERMEASURES CAPABILITY TO TYPHOON THREAT DETECTION SUB SYSTEM

08 Dec 2006

Portsmouth, United Kingdom. – BAE Systems has been awarded a contract for the supply of microwave modules that form an integral part of the Eurofighter Typhoon Defensive Aids Sub System (DASS).

The contract, which was awarded by SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems (S&AS) UK, is valued at approximately £4 million. The contract will see BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte) deliver parts for the Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) & Electronic Surveillance Measures (ESM) sub-systems which form a vital part of the Typhoon defensive aids system. DASS gives Eurofighter Typhoon pilots the ability to monitor and respond to the threat environment outside the cockpit during operations. The DASS is able to operate fully automatically requiring no pilot intervention.

The BAE Systems facility at Broad Oak, Portsmouth is one of the leading manufacturers and supporters to the ongoing operations (providing complete through life support) of microelectronics and microwave assemblies and other high technology equipment into the defence industry.

This contract secures more than 27,000 man-hours for the Portsmouth site and its sister facility in Fife, Scotland. It builds on the established relationship between BAE Systems and SELEX S&AS which sees both companies working together and in partnership with customers in the UK and abroad.

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 88,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded 12 billion pounds (US22 billion dollars) in 2005, excluding the Group's former interest in Airbus.

For further information please contact:
Sue Kennard, BAE Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 1276 603265
Mob: +44 (0) 7801 712739
sue.kennard@baesystems.com

Lisa Hillary-Tee, BAE Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384934
Mob: +44 (0) 7801 718994
lisa.hillary-tee@baesystems.com

Issued by:
BAE Systems,
Farnborough,Hampshire GU14 6YU, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384719
Fax: +44 (0) 1252 383947



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