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BAE Systems Dedicates New Facility for F-22 and F-35 Production


NASHUA, New Hampshire — BAE Systems opened a new 30,000-square-foot facility at its South Nashua, New Hampshire, location for production work on the F-22A Raptor and F-35 Lightning II electronic warfare programs. The site will support more than 1,400 of BAE Systems’ 4,500 employees who work in New Hampshire and who contribute to the F-22 and F-35 programs.

“The new facility is capable of assembling and testing complex microwave products and performing assembly, integration, and acceptance testing at significantly reduced cost and cycle times,” said Mike Dow, vice president of operations for BAE Systems in Nashua. “It’s an important step in our mission to improve supplier relationships, enhance product design, and inspire our employees to meet the needs of our nation’s men and women in uniform.”

BAE Systems provides the electronic warfare suites for the F-22 and F-35 aircraft. The suites detect, analyze, evaluate, and react to electronic threats fielded by potential adversaries. About 60 suppliers from New Hampshire provide products and services to support the programs.

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. BAE Systems, with 96,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $27 billion on a pro forma basis, assuming BAE Systems had owned Armor Holdings, Inc. for the whole of 2006.

For further information, please contact:
Marianne Murphy, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 603 885 2812 Mobile: +1 603 315 1536

Susan Lenover, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 703 907 8259 Mobile: +1 703 850 1621


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