BAE Systems Receives $80 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Two Advanced Gun Systems

  BAE Systems Receives $80 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Two Advanced Gun
  Systems

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- November 28, 2012

BAE Systems has received an $80.3 million modification contract award from the
U.S. Navy to deliver two Advanced Gun Systems (AGS) for the latest in the
Zumwalt class destroyer fleet, the DDG 1002. This contract marks the third
destroyer to receive AGS applications and brings the total funding of the
initial contract for this ship, first awarded in October 2011, to $149
million.

BAE Systems will deliver two Advanced Gun Systems (AGS) for the latest in the
Zumwalt class destroye ...

BAE Systems will deliver two Advanced Gun Systems (AGS) for the latest in the
Zumwalt class destroyer fleet, the DDG 1002. The company also designed, built
and integrated four AGS for the first two DDG 1000 destroyers in the Zumwalt
class fleet. (Photo: BAE Systems)

“This contract demonstrates the progress made on the DDG 1000 program with the
integration of AGS technology onto now a third DDG 1000 destroyer,” said Dave
Johnson, director of the DDG 1000 program for BAE Systems. “The AGS is
critical in supporting the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ expeditionary and joint
operations against a wide range of littoral and deep inland targets.”

The AGS is a 155mm, vertically loaded gun mount that is capable of storing,
programming and firing the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP). It is a
fully automated weapon system that can fire 10 rounds per minute with ranges
greater than 60 nautical miles.

The AGS rounds are drawn from a fully-automated, below-deck weapon handling
and storage system holding up to 300 rounds. By eliminating the need for
personnel in the magazine, the AGS design supports the U.S. Navy's goals to
significantly reduce overall crew requirements and increase crew safety.

To date, BAE Systems has designed, built and integrated four AGS for the first
two DDG 1000 destroyers in the Zumwalt class fleet. Work under this contract
will be performed at BAE Systems’ Louisville, Kentucky and Cordova, Alabama
facilities, and is expected to be completed by January 2018.

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Stephanie Bissell Serkhoshian
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