57mm MK 110 gun on the USS Vandegrift during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)

During the exposition, BAE Systems and U.S. Navy officials will jointly brief the media on the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS™) technology’s successful demonstration of anti-ship capabilities over water, and the product’s recent success in Afghanistan. The briefing will be held at the BAE Systems exhibit (booth #2137) in Meeting Room 1 on Tuesday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Media representatives are invited to visit the BAE Systems exhibit and www.baesystems.com/sas to learn about the company’s cost-effective technologies, equipment and services that mitigate emerging challenges and enable success, including:

Maritime C4ISR
BAE Systems designs, develops, integrates and installs the U.S. Navy’s core Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting solution, the Distributed Common Ground System – Navy (DCGS-N), which provides robust processing and exploitation capabilities. Products and services on display will include the Intelligence Carry-On Program (ICOP) and the Artisan 3D radar.

Precision munitions and weapon systems
BAE Systems develops advanced weapon system technology and platform advancements to meet challenging mission requirements and provide a sea-based layer of defense for U.S. and allied security needs. The company is developing advanced directed-energy weapons including the Tactical Laser System, which couples with existing U.S. Navy gun mounts to provide extremely precise targeting and counter-material disabling effects. Products highlighted during the exposition will include the APKWS laser-guided rocket system, Standard Guided Projectile, Long Range Land Attack Projectile, Electromagnetic Railgun, AN/SQQ-32(V)4 mine hunting sonar system, Archerfish mine neutralizer, Mk 45 Mod 4, and other naval gun systems.

Ship repair and modernization
From preparation and training programs to maintenance, repair, overhaul, and enhancement services, BAE Systems supports the operational readiness of the U.S. Navy’s fleet as a leading provider of non-nuclear ship repair, maintenance, and modernization services. Products and services to be highlighted during the exposition include obsolescence management systems, cruiser modernization programs, and dry dock services.

For further information, please contact:
Amanda Desourdis, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 703 894 3717  Mobile: +1 703 399 6941