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Showcasing Solutions to Meet U.S. Army Challenges at AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

We're showcasing 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, we'll 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 (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, 571-329-0349
                            

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, 603-521-2381   
                           

Laser-guided rocket on target from newest platform. BAE Systems is highlighting a new platform milestone for its (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, 603-521-2381   
           

Mature AMPV solution will provide best value for the Army. BAE Systems is showcasing its proposed solution to the Army’s (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, 571-329-0349


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. (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, 240-687-0127

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

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