Ball Aerospace Assumes Lead Role on NGA Prime Contract

            Ball Aerospace Assumes Lead Role on NGA Prime Contract

PR Newswire

CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 15, 2013

CHANTILLY, Va., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Corp. has completed a transaction with OGSystems, LLC and the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to transfer responsibility for the TASER
prime contract to Ball Aerospace. The TASER (Total Application Services
Enterprise Requirements) program provides high-end mission analysis, systems
and software engineering, integration and IT services, for the NGA. The
contract provides quick-turn analysis and adoption of innovative geospatial
intelligence solutions designed to meet emerging requirements.


Ball Aerospace provides extensive support to the NGA mission as prime
contractor for the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Technical Exploitation Program,
as well as executing subcontracted work on the agency's Innovision, NextView
and EnhancedView contracts. The company's broad existing capabilities in the
areas of data exploitation, test validation and systems engineering will be
directly applied to the TASER contract.

"Ball Aerospace is focused on strategic growth opportunities that expand the
geographic and customer footprint of our intelligence and information services
business," said Rob Strain, chief operating officer for Ball Aerospace.

The contract will be implemented by Ball Aerospace's Systems Engineering
Solutions (SES) business unit, led by vice president and general manager, Dan
Gibson. SES holds multiple prime and sub-contracts, serving numerous defense
and civil customers with advanced systems engineering and technology
application services. 

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national
agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S.
government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures
spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation
systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications.
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Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for
beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other
technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation
and its subsidiaries employ more than 15,000 people worldwide and reported
2012 sales of more than $8.7 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other
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events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our
Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at Factors that
might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and
preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging
availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop
yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity
improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other
restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or
loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and
changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our
aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of
government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical
uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the
company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in
senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity,
credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful
acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health
and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products
filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or
in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological
developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other
litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned
on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes;
uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced
cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results
due to statutory audits or other effects.

SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

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