BAE Systems to Showcase Solutions to Meet U.S. Army Challenges at AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

  BAE Systems to Showcase Solutions to Meet U.S. Army Challenges at AUSA
  Annual Meeting and Exposition

AUSA 2013

Business Wire

-- October 16, 2013

BAE Systems will showcase a full range of solutions at the Association of the
United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.,
Oct. 21-23, 2013. During the event, BAE Systems will conduct several media
briefings on significant programs and capabilities at its booth, #6043.
Briefings currently scheduled during the show are:

  *Latest artillery system is ready for production. The M109A6 Paladin
    Integrated Management (PIM) howitzer is a 39-caliber, 155-mm artillery
    system designed to meet the current and future needs of the U.S. Army’s
    Armored Brigade Combat Teams.The PIM program includes both a
    self-propelled howitzer, and its companion armored ammunition resupply
    vehicle. Both incorporate state-of-the art digital backbone and
    architecture, with a first-of-its-kind 70 KW, 600 volt power generation
    and distribution system.The mobility platforms leverage significant
    commonality with the Bradley Family of Vehicles, and the mission systems
    utilize technology and hardware designs from the Non-Line of Sight cannon
    program. The systems provide soldiers with increased force protection and
    survivability, and a strong foundation for future growth. The system is
    wrapping successful Developmental Testing and poised to enter Low Rate
    Initial Production.

                    
                    WHEN:        Monday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.
                                 
                    WHO:         Adam Zarfoss, artillery program director, BAE
                                 Systems
                                 
                    WHERE:       AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
                                 Walter E. Washington Convention Center
                                 BAE Systems’ Booth, #6043
                                 
                    CONTACT:     Megan Mitchell, BAE Systems
                                 Mobile: 571-329-0349
                                 megan.mitchell@baesystems.com
                                 

  *Protecting helicopter fleets from existing and evolving infrared-guided
    threats. On today’s battlefields, helicopters are essential to modern
    warfare and defense, but the aircrews and troops they carry must contend
    with a growing array of evolving threats — infrared-guided missiles,
    rocket-propelled grenades, and small arms fire. BAE Systems is showcasing
    the capabilities of its Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) solution,
    which is designed as the next-generation integrated aircraft survivability
    and protection solution for the U.S. Army. Since receiving the 2012 award
    to compete in the CIRCM technology demonstration phase, BAE Systems has
    met or surpassed every program milestone, including the early delivery of
    initial units and successful contractor-led testing.

                    
                    WHEN:        Monday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.
                                 
                    WHO:         Bill Staib, product line director, Threat
                                 Management Solutions, BAE Systems
                                 
                    WHERE:       AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
                                 Walter E. Washington Convention Center
                                 BAE Systems’ Booth, #6043
                                 
                    CONTACT:     Paul Roberts, BAE Systems
                                 Mobile: 603-521-2381
                                 paul.a.roberts@baesystems.com
                                 

  *Laser-guided rocket on target from newest platform. BAE Systems is
    highlighting a new platform milestone for its Advanced Precision Kill
    Weapon System (APKWS™) laser-guided rocket, which was created to bridge
    the gap between unguided rockets and larger, more expensive anti-armor
    munitions. With its latest milestone, the APKWS laser-guided rocket — a
    precise, lethal, affordable, and versatile weapon — has now been
    successfully tested on almost a dozen fixed and rotary wing platforms.

                    
                    WHEN:        Tuesday, Oct. 22, 9:00 a.m.
                                 
                    WHO:         Dan Riffee, business development manager, BAE
                                 Systems
                                 
                    WHERE:       AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
                                 Walter E. Washington Convention Center
                                 BAE Systems’ Booth, #6043
                                 
                    CONTACT:     Paul Roberts, BAE Systems
                                 Mobile: 603-521-2381
                                 paul.a.roberts@baesystems.com
                                 

  *Mature AMPV solution will provide best value for the Army. BAE Systems is
    showcasing its proposed solution to the Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose
    Vehicle (AMPV) program, which will replace the M113 personnel carrier. Our
    non-developmental proven solution uses proven Bradley hardware and
    leverages the platform’s modernization investments to meet the U.S. Army’s
    mobility, survivability, and commonality needs. The maturity of our
    offering provides a low-risk solution for the Army and is ready for
    production.

                    
                    WHEN:        Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11:00 a.m.
                                 
                    WHO:         Greg Mole, AMPV program director, BAE Systems
                                 
                    WHERE:       AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
                                 Walter E. Washington Convention Center
                                 BAE Systems’ Booth, #6043
                                 
                    CONTACT:     Megan Mitchell, BAE Systems
                                 Mobile: 571-329-0349
                                 megan.mitchell@baesystems.com
                                 

  *Developing innovative munitions technology. BAE Systems is working with
    the U.S. Army to develop a new family of innovative explosives called
    insensitive munitions. Once fielded, these technologies will revolutionize
    the industry and save lives on and off the battlefield. Insensitive
    munitions (IM) are much safer to handle and store than legacy explosive
    products, like TNT and Composition B. One, called IMX-101 is now in full
    production and is on track to completely phase out TNT from U.S. artillery
    in the coming years. Beyond IMX-101, various other IM formulations are
    being developed and qualified for an array of munitions applications,
    including bombs, grenades, and mortar systems. BAE Systems’ director of
    research and development from the Holston Army Ammunition Plant will brief
    reporters on the status of IM technologies currently in the field, as well
    as plans for future formulations.

                    
                    WHEN:        Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m.
                                 
                    WHO:         Mike Ervin, Innovation and Customer Relations
                                 director, Ordnance Systems, BAE Systems
                                 
                    WHERE:       AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
                                 Walter E. Washington Convention Center
                                 BAE Systems’ Booth, #6043
                                 
                    CONTACT:     Neil Franz, BAE Systems
                                 Mobile: 240-687-0127
                                 neil.franz@baesystems.com
                                 

For further information on BAE Systems’ activities at the AUSA Annual Meeting
and Exposition, please visit www.baesystems.com/ausa and follow us on Twitter
@BAESystemsInc.

Contact:

BAE Systems
Amanda Desourdis
Mobile: 703-399-6941
amanda.desourdis@baesystems.com
 
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