BAE Systems Secures $21 Million Follow-on Order for New Armor Kits

CINCINNATI, Ohio — BAE Sys­tems has been award­ed a $21 mil­lion order from Tex­tron Marine and Land Sys­tems (TM&LS) to build and deliv­er more than 420 armor pro­tec­tion kits for Armored Secu­ri­ty Vehi­cles (ASV). This is a fol­low-on order to a con­tract for ASV armor pan­els val­ued at $10.5 mil­lion that BAE Sys­tems announced in March of this year.

Through its long-stand­ing rela­tion­ship with TM&LS, BAE Sys­tems has pro­duced more than 2,500 armor kits for the high­ly maneu­ver­able, four-wheel dri­ve ASV.

“This fol­low-on order under­scores BAE Sys­tems posi­tion as a leader in inno­v­a­tive armor­ing tech­nolo­gies,” said Don Dut­ton, Vice Pres­i­dent of Plat­form Sur­viv­abil­i­ty for BAE Sys­tems. “It’s reas­sur­ing to know that our ASV armor kits will con­tin­ue to play a vital role in the pro­tec­tion of these mis­sion crit­i­cal vehi­cles which help save the lives of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

Under the agree­ment, BAE Sys­tems will pro­duce armor pan­els for the M1117 ASV, which is a tur­ret­ed, light­ly armored, all-wheel dri­ve com­bat vehi­cle often used by U.S. Mil­i­tary Police and con­voy secu­ri­ty units. The com­pa­ny is also build­ing armor kits for the M1200 Armored Knight, which is an ASV vari­ant equipped with a laser guid­ed sen­sor pack­age, allow­ing for pre­cise laser tar­get­ing of ground and air deliv­ered muni­tions.

The BAE Sys­tems’ appliqué armor pan­els will be installed at TM&LS, and then the armored ASVs will be deliv­ered to the U.S. Army Tank-auto­mo­tive and Arma­ments Com­mand (TACOM).

Work on the order will begin imme­di­ate­ly at BAE Sys­tems’ facil­i­ties in Phoenix, Ari­zona, with final deliv­er­ies expect­ed to be com­plet­ed by spring 2011.

BAE Sys­tems is a lead­ing provider of sol­dier pro­tec­tive and load car­riage equip­ment in the Unit­ed States, pro­duc­ing a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of the nation’s body armor, tac­ti­cal vests, com­bat hel­mets and load car­ry­ing sys­tems. Not only is the com­pa­ny 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 the company’s focus on the men and women who serve in the armed forces.

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).

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact

Jen­nifer Robin­son, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +1 513 341 4073 Mobile: +1 513 833 5389
jennifer.s.robinson@baesystems.com

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