Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BAE Systems Receives $10.7 Million Order for Soldier Equipment

17 May 2010, PHOENIX, Arizona -- BAE Systems has received a $10.7 million order from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) to manufacture and deliver more than 20,000 Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) system sets in MultiCam® camouflage.

Designed to blend into virtually any environment, MultiCam is a single camouflage pattern that provides the wearer with needed concealment in one, basic set of gear. The MultiCam order includes core riflemen sets, large rucksack sets, as well as medic, grenadier, pistolman and SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) Gunner pocket sets.

Developed by the U.S. Army RDECOM, MOLLE is the Army's primary field equipment system. MOLLE is a highly adaptable platform that enables soldiers to carry equipment and supplies critical to their mission.

"For more than a decade, the MOLLE system has proven its effectiveness as a highly durable, reliable and adjustable platform that delivers performance for the individual soldier," said Greg Kraak, Director of U.S. Military Programs for BAE Systems' Security & Survivability business. "The system's modular design-with a flexible attachment system-allows for limitless configurations, giving our servicemen and women the ability to customize their kit with specialized equipment to suit their specific mission," added Kraak.

Production of the MOLLE sets will take place at BAE Systems' facilities in Jefferson City, Tennessee; McKee, Kentucky; and Jessup, Pennsylvania. Production on this initial delivery order will begin in June 2010, with final deliveries expected to be completed by August 2010.

To date, BAE Systems has delivered more than a million core rifleman sets, and more than 750,000 large rucksack sets to support U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.

BAE Systems' Security & Survivability business is a leader in protection, security and survivability systems. It is a technology leader in lightweight materials, including composites, ceramic and transparent armor technologies; integrated vehicle armor systems; vehicle and aircraft survivability components and accessories; and soldier protection equipment, sold primarily to the government and other defense contractors.

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).

About MultiCam®

The MultiCam® camouflage system is patented and is a registered trademark of Crye Precision LLC.

For further information, please contact

Jennifer Robinson, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 513 341 4073 Mobile: +1 513 833 5389


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