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BEA DEVELOPS STANDARDS-BASED APPLICATION SERVER TECHNOLOGY.

BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAS), San Jose, Calif., a leading application infrastructure software company, has announced that the German Air Force has signed an agreement to develop standards-based application server technology from BEA for a military command and control system which could become a model for all NATO countries.

The Baltic Command and Control Information System (BALTCCIS) is being developed by the German Air Force as part of its bilateral co-operation with countries that might join NATO in the future, in this case Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The system will be designed to provide a shared data pool and deliver the necessary information to make critical command decisions about the deployment and allocation of shared resources.

The system could become a model for future cross-border NATO command and control implementations. To date, national command and control systems have been developed in NATO countries, but these have used non-standard data models specific to each country. BEA's adherence to industry standards in the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform(TM) can make adherence to a common data model easier.

"BALTCCIS is a prototype which could well be a model for other NATO countries," said lieutenant colonel Hans-Herbert Strunz, project director of BALTCCIS. "Standards compliance is absolutely key to ensure a highly flexible framework, enabling military systems to respond adequately to events such as troop movements."

"The proven capabilities of BEA WebLogic Server(TM) will help the German Air Force's command and control information system," added Strunz. "For us, the project offers the chance to gain and exploit essential knowledge for the German Federal Armed Forces."

Once complete, the BALTCCIS system will be divided into two functional areas: Command and Control and Common Support. Command and Control will use BEA WebLogic Server as the platform for industry standard Enterprise Java Beans-based business logic, and a Microsoft SQL database server. Common Support is slated to include office, mail and groupware functions, as well as the centralized database, administration and user registration.

Implementation of the core system and the first BALTCCIS prototype models is planned for the middle of next year with integration of the first system expansion scheduled for mid 2004. Further information on the project is available at http://www.baltccis.net.

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. is a leading application infrastructure software company, providing the enterprise software foundation for more than 13,000 customers around the world, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(R) brand are among the most trusted names in business. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 91 offices in 33 countries.

For more information, visit http://www.bea.com or call 408-570-8746.
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Date:Nov 1, 2002
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