BAE Systems Celebrates Production of Millionth Combat Helmet

  BAE Systems Celebrates Production of Millionth Combat Helmet

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JESSUP, Pa. -- April 30, 2013

BAE Systems has now produced more than a million combat helmets for the U.S.
Department of Defense. Since the 1980s, the company has produced a variety of
helmet designs for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, the Defense Logistics
Agency and several allied forces.

This Lightweight Helmet for the U.S. Marine Corps is one of several combat
helmet designs that BAE S ...

This Lightweight Helmet for the U.S. Marine Corps is one of several combat
helmet designs that BAE Systems has produced since the 1980s. (Photo: BAE

A ceremony to commemorate the milestone was held today at BAE Systems’
facility in Jessup, Pennsylvania, where the helmets are manufactured.

“The accomplishment we celebrate today demonstrates a rich history and
exemplifies a strong commitment and dedication by our employees to support the
men and women of our military,” said Don Dutton, vice president and general
manager of Protection Systems at BAE Systems. “Every day, our employees take
pride in providing a high-quality product with an aim to bring each and every
warfighter home safely to their loved ones.”

Attending today’s celebration were U.S. Representative Matthew Cartwright;
Major General Wesley Craig, The Adjutant General for the Pennsylvania National
Guard; Lieutenant Colonel Frank Lozano of the U.S. Army Program Executive
Office Soldier; and Jessup Mayor Beverly Merkel.

“Congratulations to the BAE Systems employees in Jessup who have reached this
outstanding achievement,” said Congressman Cartwright. “These employees are
making our region proud through exceptional expertise and workmanship. More
importantly, they’re helping protect our warfighters with lightweight,
life-saving equipment. The work that they do is creating excellent paying jobs
locally here in Jessup and is also strengthening our nation’s security.”

BAE Systems’ legacy businesses started producing combat helmets back in the
early 1980s. The company received its first defense contract for M-1 Helmet
Liners and has since supported a variety of helmets, including the U.S. Army’s
Advanced Combat Helmet, the Combat Vehicle Crewman Helmet and the U.S. Marine
Corps Lightweight Helmet. Throughout the years, BAE Systems expanded its
capabilities to manufacture helmets for a variety of threats, while meeting
the challenge of minimizing weight and maintaining ballistic integrity.

BAE Systems is a leading provider of military protective and load carrying
equipment in the United States, producing a significant portion of the
nation’s body armor, tactical vests, combat helmets and load carrying systems.
The company is focused on the design, development and production of leading
edge survivability products. Its integration of advanced materials into
manufacturing, rigorous product testing and field trials support BAE Systems’
focus on the men and women who serve in the armed forces.

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