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BAE Systems Receives $9.7 Million Contract for Advanced Combat Helmets


PHOENIX, Arizona― BAE Systems has received a $9.7 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for 45,000 Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH).

Issued under a multi-year contract received in August 2005 with a current ceiling of $1.2 billion, this order brings the total accumulated amount awarded to $88.9 million.

“The award will provide a state-of-the-art helmet system for our joint armed forces,” said Sean Martin, director, business development of Individual Equipment for BAE Systems. “The helmet provides vital ballistic protection, and also a platform for the integration of technologies critical to the warfighter’s situational awareness.”

The ACH is the most advanced ballistic helmet being worn by U.S. forces today. BAE Systems’ design offers the highest level of protection and flexibility available and incorporates the latest technology in ballistic composite construction.

Production will be completed at facilities located in Jessup, Pennsylvania, will commence in June and is expected to be complete in September 2008.

BAE Systems employs nearly 450 employees at its Jessup facility and has 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space at this location. The Individual Equipment business unit is a world leader in the development and manufacture of individual warfighter and tactical systems for militaries and homeland security forces. Operating 12 factories with over 2,300 employees around the U.S., Individual Equipment manufactures head-to-toe integrated survivability products including body armor, vests, hydration systems, assault packs, helmets, flotation collars, parachutes, air crew ensembles and other protective products.


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