BAE Systems-Northrop Grumman Submit Bid for Ground Combat Vehicle Competition

ARLINGTON, Vir­ginia — The BAE Sys­tems-Northrop Grum­man team pur­su­ing the U.S. Army’s Ground Com­bat Vehi­cle (GCV) sub­mit­ted its pro­pos­al to the Army today.

“As a top sup­pli­er to the U.S. mil­i­tary we must con­tin­ue to evolve and pro­vide enhanced pro­tec­tive capa­bil­i­ties to our sol­diers as they oper­ate in increas­ing­ly dan­ger­ous envi­ron­ments,” said Mark Sig­norel­li, vice pres­i­dent and gen­er­al man­ag­er of Ground Com­bat Vehi­cle at BAE Sys­tems. “We have pro­vid­ed our cus­tomers with a pro­pos­al that meets their require­ments, mit­i­gates risk, will deliv­er on sched­ule and is afford­able.”

The BAE Sys­tems-Northrop Grum­man GCV offer­ing will be the first com­bat vehi­cle designed from the ground-up to meet the cur­rent IED-threat envi­ron­ment. The team offer­ing brings more sur­viv­abil­i­ty, mobil­i­ty and ver­sa­til­i­ty to the Army and is scal­able to the lev­el of pro­tec­tion required for a vari­ety of oper­a­tions. The team’s GCV sur­viv­abil­i­ty will exceed that of a Mine Resis­tant Ambush Pro­tect­ed vehi­cle and the enhanced mobil­i­ty capa­bil­i­ties will allow it to effec­tive­ly oper­ate in urban and cross coun­try envi­ron­ments.

“As proven by our pro­pos­al, both Northrop Grum­man and BAE Sys­tems will exploit decades of hard won, hands-on expe­ri­ence to pro­vide the warfight­er with the most potent, ful­ly inte­grat­ed com­bat plat­form capa­ble of pre­vail­ing on any bat­tle­field, any­where in the world,” said Joe G. Tay­lor, Jr., Northrop Grum­man Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems’ vice pres­i­dent for Ground Com­bat Sys­tems.

The teams’ vehi­cle will also have an inte­grat­ed elec­tron­ic net­work capa­bil­i­ty and embed­ded intel­li­gence, sur­veil­lance and recon­nais­sance assets to con­nect warfight­ers. The design con­cept is based on mature tech­nol­o­gy and pro­vides a low risk approach to a high­ly com­pli­ant solu­tion. The advanced elec­tron­ic net­work will also be adapt­able to future net­work upgrades.

BAE Sys­tems is the top pro­duc­er of com­bat vehi­cles in the world and ear­li­er in the year announced a team­ing agree­ment with Northrop Grum­man Cor­po­ra­tion. Northrop Grum­man will serve as the C4ISR (com­mand, con­trol, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, com­put­ers, intel­li­gence, sur­veil­lance and recon­nais­sance) lead for GCV.

The GCV pro­gram is a devel­op­ment effort head­ed by the U.S. Army to devel­op the first com­bat vehi­cle designed from the ground-up to oper­ate in an IED-threat envi­ron­ment.

About BAE Sys­tems
BAE Sys­tems is a glob­al defense, secu­ri­ty and aero­space com­pa­ny with approx­i­mate­ly 107,000 employ­ees world­wide. The Com­pa­ny deliv­ers a full range of prod­ucts and ser­vices for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced elec­tron­ics, secu­ri­ty, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions and cus­tomer sup­port ser­vices. In 2009 BAE Sys­tems report­ed sales of £22.4 bil­lion (US$ 36.2 bil­lion).

About Northrop Grum­man Cor­po­ra­tion
Northrop Grum­man Cor­po­ra­tion is a lead­ing glob­al secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny whose 120,000 employ­ees pro­vide inno­v­a­tive sys­tems, prod­ucts, and solu­tions in aero­space, elec­tron­ics, infor­ma­tion sys­tems, ship­build­ing and tech­ni­cal ser­vices to gov­ern­ment and com­mer­cial cus­tomers world­wide.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact

Kel­ly Gold­en, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +1 703 894 3569 Mobile: +1 717 818 7400

Janis Lamar, Northrop Grum­man
Tel: +1 703 345 7046

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