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BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES CONTRACT FOR JOINT STANDOFF WEAPON CONTAINERS FOR U.S. NAVY

05-02-2007

BERTHOUD, Colorado - BAE Systems received a $3.8 million contract from Raytheon Company to deliver 527 containers for the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW). The containers are used to ship and store the JSOW for the U.S. Navy. BAE Systems will start delivering the containers immediately and will fulfill the contract in November 2007.

"The JSOW containers work represents one of the largest programs at our Berthoud facility," said Mike Anderson, BAE Systems' director of Program Management. "This is the second JSOW contract we've received in the last 24 months and it has contributed to the recent increase in our workforce."

BAE Systems leads today's packaging industry with a proven reputation as an innovative designer and producer of specialized, reusable military, aerospace, and commercial storage and transportation containers.

"We have more than 10 years of industry-leading experience. From concept design to product testing and field support, we offer the very best container solutions for our customers," said Anderson.

JSOW is part of a family of low-cost, air-to-ground weapons that employ an integrated Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation system that guides the weapon to the target. The product is produced for use on the F/A-18, F-16, F-15E, B-1, B-2 and B-52 aircraft.

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense 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. BAE Systems, with 88,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $25 billion.

For further information, please contact:
Stephanie Moncada, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 763-572-6591 Mobile: +1 651-983-4057
stephanie.moncada@baesystems.com


Shannon Smith, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 703-907-8257 Mobile: +1 703-967-3854
shannon.n.smith@baesystems.com




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