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BAE Systems Announces Media Briefing Programme for DSEi 2011

LONDON, United Kingdom: BAE Systems has today announced its schedule of media briefings for Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) 2011, which takes place from Tuesday 13 September to Friday 16 September at ExCeL London.

The company’s 1110m² stand (located in South Hall, stand number 105) will showcase how BAE Systems can deliver affordable and innovative services solutions to military and security customers across the air, land and maritime sectors.

In addition, a number of the company’s latest technologies will be on display, including Adaptiv, an 'invisibility cloak' developed for the battlefield which allows a vehicle to blend into its surroundings and the Ultra Lightweight Warrior body armour system, which is designed to offer adaptable protection and dramatic weight savings for soldiers.

The briefing schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 13 September

10:30 Global Combat Ship and Type 26 update
This briefing will give an overview on the current status of the UK’s newest warship design programme. The briefing will also cover the opportunities available for prospective international partners to become involved in the Global Combat Ship (GCS) programme and the potential for it to meet the future requirements of many navies around the world.

12:30 BLAST – Brownout Landing Aid System Technology
This briefing will highlight the Brownout Landing Aid System Technology (BLAST), an aerodynamic solution that helps helicopter pilots see through obscurant conditions and achieve mission success.

13:30 Adaptiv - 'invisibility cloak' for the battlefield
BAE Systems has designed and tested an ‘invisibility cloak’ which allows a vehicle to blend into its surroundings, mimic another vehicle or display identification tags, reducing the risk of fratricide. The system, which can work over infra-red and other frequencies, will be on display at the exhibition in infra-red mode on a BAE Systems CV90 armoured vehicle.

14:30 CVR(T) Modernisation Programme
BAE Systems is targeting export users of its successful and adaptable CVR(T) recce vehicle family. Some 2,200 vehicles are in service with 16 nations and BAE Systems is offering a range of upgrade options to improve mobility, protection, firepower, reliability and inhabitability, based on the work already carried out for the British Army.

15:30 Computer games based simulation for front line safety
This briefing will look at computer games based virtual reality environments and how they are used to help train medics, prepare submariners for life underwater, and allow bomb disposal experts to learn how to avoid the deadly threats posed by Improvised Explosive Devices.

Wednesday 14 September

10:30 Thermal imaging technologies for the support of frontline troops
This briefing will explore BAE Systems’ advanced thermal imaging technologies, including OASYS’s thermal imagers which are among the smallest and most versatile available (the smallest is the size of a credit card), and how they are used to support both Special Operations and ground forces.

13:30 40mm Mk4 Naval Gun
The 40mm Mk 4 Naval Gun is significantly lighter and more affordable than earlier versions of the system and this briefing will update on the latest developments.

Thursday 15 September

10:30 Boosting the cyber security of critical infrastructure - learning from the defence and national security experience
Discussing the UK’s critical national infrastructure and the increasing need to adopt high-security cyber protection due to threats, this briefing will highlight the approach and portfolio of tools required to minimise the exposure of mission-critical core networks to external attack.

11.30 Investment In Innovation
BAE Systems reveals how UK companies benefit from its Investment In Innovation (I3) programme. I3 provides financial support and business expertise to small and medium enterprises to accelerate the development of new, innovative technologies that will enhance BAE Systems offering to its customers in the future. The areas of focus for I3 are surveillance, biometrics and cyber security.

13:30 European Defence Agency study on Precision Guided Munitions
The briefing will discuss the outcomes of a recent study into the European Precision Guided Munitions industry and market, highlighting recommendations for the future.