BAE Systems to Highlight Affordable Solutions at 2013 Air and Space
-- September 11, 2013
BAE Systems will showcase a range of products and capabilities that offer
affordable solutions for a rapidly changing world at the Air Force
Association’s annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition,
September 16-18 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in
National Harbor, Maryland.
Members of the media are invited to visit BAE Systems’ exhibit (booth #809)
and www.baesystems.com/afa to learn about cost-effective technologies and
services that mitigate emerging challenges and meet the needs of the U.S. Air
Force and other customers. Products and capabilities to be discussed include:
Hawk Advanced Jet Training System
The BAE Systems Hawk Advanced Jet Training System (AJTS) is the world’s most
successful and proven advanced jet training system, providing pilots the
lowest risk and safest training environment. The Hawk AJTS goes beyond flying
an aircraft, by teaching student pilots how to address the critical flow of
information, learn to interpret it correctly, and make the right decisions to
maintain the tactical advantage.
BAE Systems’ experience with F-16 upgrades dates back to the company’s role in
integrating flight control systems and ground support on the original
production aircraft. Today, the Air Force has approximately 270 F-16s in
service that have been upgraded with BAE Systems’ fire control system and
advanced Ethernet interface. The company was selected in 2012 to upgrade more
than 130 F-16s for South Korea and is offering the capability to other
countries around the world.
Digital Electronic Warfare System
The BAE Systems Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) can meet the Air
Force’s need for an integrated electronic warfare system to combat the threats
of tomorrow. DEWS leverages 5th generation technology to provide advanced
capabilities for the F-15E Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System —
also known as EPAWSS.
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System
BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) technology turns a
standard unguided 2.75-inch (70 millimeter) rocket into a precision
laser-guided rocket to give warfighters a low-cost surgical strike capability.
At one-third the cost and one-third the weight of other precision weapons in
inventory, the APKWS rocket is an ideal precision weapon for today’s fiscal
environment, reducing the direct cost of target engagement and the total
operational cost of each sortie.
Neil Franz, 703-312-6153
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