U.S. Army Awards BAE Systems Contract to Produce More Innovative Explosives

  U.S. Army Awards BAE Systems Contract to Produce More Innovative Explosives

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- March 22, 2013

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract valued at as much as $780
million over the next five years to continue producing explosives at the
Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Tennessee. Under this contract, the company
received an initial $18.4 million order to produce additional quantities of
IMX-101, an insensitive munition that is approved by the Army as a safe and
effective replacement for TNT in artillery rounds.

BAE Systems has been the operating contractor of the Holston Army Ammunition
Plant since 1999, devel ...

BAE Systems has been the operating contractor of the Holston Army Ammunition
Plant since 1999, developing a wide range of explosive formulations for both
military and commercial applications. (Photo: BAE Systems)

“The work we do at Holston is critical to the defense of our nation and to the
safety of our men and women in uniform,” said Erin Moseley, president of BAE
Systems’ Support Solutions sector. “IMX-101 is truly innovative and is
revolutionizing military ordnance. Once fully fielded, it will help to save
lives on and off the battlefield.”

BAE Systems developed IMX-101 and fielded it in partnership with the Army at
the Holston plant, which the company operates and manages for the government.
IMX-101 is part of a new family of explosives under development called
Insensitive Munitions eXplosives (IMX). These explosive formulations are
significantly more stable than conventional TNT and Composition B, making the
weapon systems they support safer for troops to transport and handle.

BAE Systems is an industry leader in managing government-owned and
contractor-operated munitions sites for the U.S. military. The company has
been the operating contractor of the Holston plant since 1999, developing a
wide range of explosive formulations for both military and commercial
applications. In 2012, the company became the operating contractor of the
Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, Virginia. The Radford plant, similar
to Holston, manufactures a range of propellants for military munitions.

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Neil Franz
Office: 703-312-6153
Mobile: 240-687-0127
neil.franz@baesystems.com
www.baesystems.com
 
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