Loc Performance Products, Inc. to Partner with BAE on U.S. Army's Paladin Integrated Management Program

  Loc Performance Products, Inc. to Partner with BAE on U.S. Army's Paladin
                        Integrated Management Program

- Loc Performance to Collaborate with BAE on Development of Final Drive

PR Newswire

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Feb. 5, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Michigan-based Loc Performance
Products, Inc. will partner with global defense leader BAE Systems to design,
test, and manufacture prototype final drive assemblies for the U.S. Army's
M109A6/M992A2 Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) program.

With a successful history of designing and producing the highest quality final
drive assemblies for a variety of military vehicles, Loc will serve as the
design lead for gears, along with providing design review support,
developmental testing, and prototype manufacturing for the planned expansion
of the self-propelled howitzer and ammunition supply-vehicle fleet.

Lou Burr, President of Loc Performance Products commented, "We are pleased to
partner with BAE as we continue to design and produce superior products for
our military clients. Loc is honored to be recognized as having an important
role in the development of next-generation fighting and supply vehicles, and
looks forward to the continued production of reliable, high performing
products to meet the diverse needs of our nation's armed forces."

Loc Performance Products has produced over 13,000 final drive assemblies for
the U.S. military, spanning the entire Department of Defense fleet of combat
tracked vehicles. The expected production of slightly under 600 M109A6/M992A2
vehicle sets will represent the evolution of critical fire and munitions
support in Heavy Brigade Combat Teams (HBCT) for a variety of deployments.
With an estimated lifecycle through 2050, the PIM program will remain an
essential component of the military's tracked vehicle capabilities for the
coming decades.

"The contract structure provides maximum value by leveraging Loc's expertise
in manufacturing and assembling final drives with BAE's expertise in system
engineering design and analysis," said Chad Darr, Director of Product
Development at Loc. "It offers the program a smooth transition into
Low-Rate-Initial-Production (LRIP) by manufacturing the developmental
prototypes utilizing production intent processes."

Loc Performance Products is Michigan's premier full service manufacturer of
large CNC machined components and assemblies for military and industrial
applications. With proven capabilities in product design and development
through production, Loc offers comprehensive solutions and exceptional
customer service to produce the highest quality products at competitive

For additional information on Loc Performance Products, visit: www.locper.com

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