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BAE SYSTEMS Awarded Port Security Contract

20 Apr 2005

HOUSTON -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract of up to $3 million to provide security infrastructure enhancements for its facility in Houston, Texas.

The three-year project includes engineering and construction services that enhance the security of the PHA facilities. The job includes installation of closed circuit television camera systems, perimeter surveillance and monitoring, fencing, lighting and wide area network connections between the security agencies that use the facility. With federal funding from port security grants, the work is occurring at the Port's Care, East Industrial Park and Sims Bayou Terminals.

"Stepping up security so that we can meet current and potential challenges continues to be a priority for the PHA," said Thomas Kornegay, executive director for the Port of Houston Authority. "We are pleased to move into this phase of the security project. BAE Systems performed well on the Port Coordination Center and we are confident in this project as well."

BAE Systems completed the previous contract for the PHA's new Port Coordination Center that became operational in mid-2004. "BAE Systems is committed to the long-range security plans for PHA," said BAE Systems' program manager David Rohde. "We bring an experienced team -- both internally with BAE Systems, and externally with the Houston-based small-businesses who were a major source for the success of the previous contract."

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, surface ships, submarines, fighting vehicles, radar, avionics, communications, electronics and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years. It 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 has more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of over 13 billion through its wholly-owned and joint venture operations.

BAE Systems North America is one of America's foremost national security, aerospace and information systems companies. It is a leading provider of electronic and information-based systems and knowledge-based solutions that meet its customers' mission effectiveness and operational safety needs. BAE Systems North America employs more than 30,000 people at sites across the United States and the United Kingdom and generates more than $5 billion in annual sales.

About Port of Houston Authority:

PHA owns and operates the public facilities located along the Port of Houston, the 25-mile long complex of diversified public and private facilities designed for handling general cargo, containers, grain and other dry bulk materials, project and heavy lift cargo, and other types of cargo. Each year, more than 6,000 vessels call at the port, which ranks first in the U.S. in foreign waterborne tonnage, second in overall total tonnage, and sixth largest in the world. The Port Authority plays a vital role in ensuring navigational safety along the Houston Ship Channel, which has been instrumental in Houston's development as a center of international trade. For more information, please visit www.portofhouston.com

For further information, please contact:

Donayne Sallee, BAE Systems
Tel.: +1 512 929 2484 Cell: +1 512 632 3437
donayne.sallee@baesystems.com



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