BAE Systems to Unveil New Capabilities in Advance of Navy League Sea Air Space Exposition

Dépèche transmise le 9 avril 2012 par Business Wire

BAE Systems to Unveil New Capabilities in Advance of Navy League Sea Air Space Exposition

BAE Systems to Unveil New Capabilities in Advance of Navy League Sea Air Space Exposition




Washington, D.C.-area assignment editors; naval and defense reporters


BAE Systems will host a media briefing and product demonstration Thursday, April 12, in advance of the 2012 Navy League Sea Air Space Exposition, which takes place April 16-18 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
Media are invited to hear about several BAE Systems products and capabilities that offer affordable, versatile solutions for a strong Maritime Force, including the first public preview of the High-Powered Microwave (HPM) system. Company representatives will highlight the following programs and capabilities:

Directed Energy and Electric Weapons Capabilities

BAE Systems representative Charlie McCullough, director of maritime business development for Land & Armaments, will brief on the latest directed energy and electric weapons capabilities and their various applications. Featured products include the Mk 38 Tactical Laser System, Electromagnetic Railgun and, for the first time, the High-Powered Microwave. A quarter-scale model of the HPM will be on display during the briefing.

5-inch Standard Guided Projectile (5-inch SGP)

BAE Systems representatives Darien Kearns and Tom Pfenning will discuss the status of the 5-inch SGP Independent Research and Development program currently underway by the BAE Systems Guided Projectile Team. The 5-inch SGP is an effort initiated to answer standing requirements for conducting Expeditionary Operations, as well as identified Joint Initial Capabilities Document Gaps and various requirements for additional Navy Mission areas, to include Anti-Surface Warfare, Fast Attack Craft/Fast Incoming Attack Craft, Anti-Air Warfare, and Counter-Mine Counter Obstacle. These projectiles, if fielded, will provide the U.S. Navy with a more cost-effective way of addressing tactical targets with a much less expensive weapon system than currently available.

Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System Update

BAE Systems representative George Adamakos, manager of business development for Electronic Systems, will brief on recent developments in the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) program. The system, which provides aviators with a highly precise weapon effective against soft and lightly-armored targets while minimizing collateral damage, is expected to be deployed in Afghanistan soon.


Thursday, April 12
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.


BAE Systems
1300 Wilson Blvd, 7th floor
Arlington, Virginia
Lunch will be provided at the briefing.

Members of the media are required to provide photo identification. Foreign nationals will require proof of citizenship.


RSVP by:

12 p.m. Wednesday, April 11

For further information on BAE Systems activities at the Navy League Sea Air Space Exposition, please visit www.baesystems.com/sas.

Business Wire

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