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BAE SYSTEMS Awarded $6.7 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Provide Operations, Maintenance, and Logistics.

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ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2003

BAE Systems has been awarded a $6.7 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide operations, maintenance, and logistics support for the AN/FPQ-16 Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS) radar at Cavalier Air Force Station, N.D. The estimated value of the five-year contract is $37.7 million, if all options are exercised, extending the period of performance through September 2008. The contracting agency is the U.S. Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Under the new contract, BAE Systems Technical Services will support the PARCS radar by performing services that include program management, training, site operations, communications-electronics maintenance, computer operations, local area network/software support, supply support, civil engineering support, environmental management, security, transportation, vehicle maintenance, calibration, Military Strategic Tactical and Relay System (Milstar), Military Family Housing Maintenance (MH), local purchase and safety.

PARCS is run by the 10th Space Warning Squadron, and provides tactical warning and attack assessments of missiles launched against the continental United States and southern Canada. It also provides space surveillance, tracking, reporting and space object identification support.

"The PARCS contract illustrates our commitment to the Air Force Space Command and demonstrates our capabilities as a premier provider of radar systems management and support," said Bob Murphy, president, BAE Systems Technology Solutions Sector.

About BAE SYSTEMS

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years. It is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defense systems.

BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company employs more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately $19 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.

BAE Systems North America is a high-technology U.S. company employing more than 25,000 people who live and work in some 30 states, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom. The company is dedicated to solving its customers' needs with highly innovative and leading edge solutions across the defense electronics, systems, information technology, and services arenas.

BAE Systems Technical Services provides operations and management services to government and commercial customers. Services include: range and test facilities operations and maintenance; logistics and sustainment; ordnance management and services; electronic systems; and engineering and technical services.

BAE Systems, innovating for a safer world.
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