ROCKVILLE, Maryland — BAE Systems has received a U.S. Army contract worth up to $95 million to install and maintain automated security systems to control access to Army bases and other installations. This award expands the company’s work in supporting physical security at government sites.
The automated installation entry systems use software and hardware to verify information on individuals and match that information to data on registered vehicles. The company will install the systems at multiple Army sites in the United States and the network will be designed to transfer information across those sites.
BAE Systems currently provides similar systems for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and others in security-critical environments.
“These systems are vital to advancing physical security for the Army,” said Richard Anderson, vice president and general manager for integrated technical solutions at BAE Systems. “They will enable guards to quickly permit or deny entry to drivers based on threat levels. They will also lower overall security costs by reducing guard requirements.”
The contract includes an initial two-year award plus one option year that, if exercised, could extend its value to $95 million. Work will be performed primarily at BAE Systems operations in North Charleston, South Carolina.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).
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