Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Gun System
BAE Systems will feature a range of innovative products and capabilities at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition, May 16-18, at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The company will host the following media briefings, highlighting precision guided munitions technology that is currently in use or in development. The U.S. Navy will join BAE Systems for one of the briefings.
3:00 p.m., Monday, May 16
Precision Lethality for the Littoral Combat Ship’s 57mm Gun
Location: BAE Systems Booth (#2439)
Speakers: Tom Pfenning, business development director of Weapon Systems, BAE Systems; and Tom Danczyk, Mk 110 program manager, BAE Systems
Learn about BAE Systems’ internally funded, developed, and tested precision guided munition for its 57mm Mk 110 Naval Gun System, the Navy’s strategic weapon of choice for the Littoral Combat Ship and Fast Frigate program. Designed to defeat the proliferation of swarm attacks from small boats and UAVs, the new round, called ORKA, is the most advanced and effective precision guidance technology currently in development for a medium caliber gun system.
11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 17
Update on Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS™) Program
Location: Chesapeake 4 Room
Speakers: U.S. Navy Capt. Al Mousseau, program manager for Direct and Time Sensitive Strike Weapons (PMA-242), NAVAIR; and Dave Harrold, director of Precision Guidance Solutions, BAE Systems
Hear the latest news regarding the Navy's Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) program. The briefing will include program updates regarding platforms from which the system has been fired, as well as the rocket’s in-theater success. APKWS is the U.S. Department of Defense's only fully qualified, guided 2.75-inch rocket that uses semi-active laser guidance technology to strike soft- and light-armored targets.
Media are invited also to visit the BAE Systems booth and to learn how the company is innovating to meet the needs of customers around the world. Other products and services that will be showcased during the exposition include:
Naval Ship Repair, Maintenance, and Modernization
BAE Systems is a leading provider of ship repair, maintenance, modernization, conversion, and overhaul for the Navy and other customers. The company operates seven full-service shipyards in Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, and Virginia, and offers a highly skilled, experienced workforce, eight dry docks, and significant pier space and ship support services. The company is also expanding its San Diego yard to support the Navy’s strategy of rebalancing to the Pacific.
Archerfish Mine Neutralizer System
BAE Systems was recently awarded a Department of Defense contract to manufacture and deliver Archerfish mine neutralizers, continuing the company’s support to the Navy’s minesweeping operation. Archerfish is a remotely-controlled underwater vehicle equipped with an explosive warhead to destroy sea mines. Capable of overcoming the threat of modern mines, it has formed a key part of the Navy’s Airborne Mine Neutralization System program since 2007.
Advanced Component Obsolescence Management
BAE Systems is one of the original obsolescence management providers in the industry and continues to serve military and commercial organizations. The company’s Advanced Component Obsolescence Management (AVCOM) is a web-enabled tool and service that allows users to forecast when a part will become obsolete, and then finds a suitable replacement from across the marketplace. AVCOM delivers significant savings by efficiently resolving difficult part obsolescence issues and by providing advanced planning capabilities.
Striker® II Digital Helmet-Mounted Display
BAE Systems’ Striker II fully digital helmet-mounted display (HMD) system offers night vision cameras integrated into the helmet’s visor. Platform agnostic, Striker II builds upon the company’s current Striker HMD, which has been successfully deployed in theatre on the Eurofighter Typhoon and Gripen fleets. Striker II provides today’s combat pilot with exceptional night vision and target tracking technology within a fully integrated visor-projected HMD system.
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Neil Franz
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BAE Systems, Inc.

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