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BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES $15 MILLION CONTRACT FROM U.S. MARINE CORPS FOR MRAP INSTRUCTOR, KEY PERSONNEL AND NEW EQUIPMENT TRAINING

20 Mar 2008 | Ref. 095/2008

SEALY, Texas— BAE Systems has been awarded a $15 million contract modification for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle test support from the U.S. Marine Corps. The contract supports Caiman MRAP vehicle production in Sealy, Texas, and funds Outside-the-Continental-U.S. instructors, key personnel, new equipment training activities and includes program instruction and a training support package that will be provided to soldiers in theatre.

“This modification extends our in-theatre support of service training,” said Chris Chambers, vice president of Medium/Heavy Vehicles for BAE Systems. “It leverages the commonality Caiman shares with the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, thousands of which are deployed, to deliver efficient and effective fielding of the system.”

Work on this contract from the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia, will be performed in Iraq and is expected to be complete by December 2008.

The Caiman is one of three types of MRAP vehicles manufactured by BAE Systems, including the RG33 and RG31. BAE Systems orders for MRAPs account for more than 35 percent of all MRAP orders, totalling to date more than $1.1 billion.

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is the premier 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. With 97,500 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £15.7 billion (US$31.4 billion) in 2007.

For further information, please contact:
Jessica Pantages, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 703 312 6157 Mobile: +1 703 439 0345
jessica.pantages@baesystems.com

Susan Lenover, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 703 907 8259 Mobile: +1 703 850 1621
susan.lenover@baesystems.com



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