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Gibbs & Cox Announces New Professional Services Agreement with BAE Systems Ship Repair.

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Gibbs & Cox, Inc., the leading independent naval architectural and marine engineering firm, announced today that they have been awarded a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with BAE Systems Ship Repair. The new PSA will allow any of the BAE Systems shipyards to contract directly with Gibbs & Cox for engineering services in support of their repair, fabrication and new construction work.

BAE Systems Ship Repair is a leading provider of non-nuclear ship repair, modernization, conversion, overhaul, fabrication and new construction for commercial and government customers. BAE Systems Ship Repair currently operates six shipyards:

* Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va.

* Southeast Shipyards Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla.

* Southeast Shipyards Alabama, Mobile, Ala.

* San Diego Ship Repair in San Diego, Calif.

* San Francisco Ship Repair, San Francisco, Calif.

* Hawaii Shipyards, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Under the PSA, Gibbs & Cox will provide engineering and design services spanning the full range of technical support. This includes general engineering support to supplement BAE Systems' staff engineers, deck plate field service engineers and proposal inputs.

"This partnership agreement is an exciting step forward in our expanding relationship with BAE Systems Ship Repair. This synergistic effort allows Gibbs & Cox to support the engineering of any of the shipyards within BAE Systems. In turn, BAE Systems benefits by maintaining a lean infrastructure to provide competitive repair services," said Rick Biben, Chief Executive of Gibbs & Cox. "This award continues our strategy to reach out directly to the shipyards to provide maritime engineering and design solutions for commercial and government end-customers."

About Gibbs & Cox

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is an independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm headquartered in Arlington, VA, with offices in New Orleans, LA; Hampton, VA; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; and New York, NY. For further information on Gibbs & Cox, Inc. please visit our website at or call us at 703.416.3600.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defense and security company with approximately 100,000 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 support services. In 2010 BAE Systems reported sales of 22.4 billion (US $34.6 billion).
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Date:Nov 16, 2011
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