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BAE Wins USAF Mission Planning Work (June 21)

SAN DIEGO --- BAE Systems has received a $37.5 million contract from U.S. Strategic Command for engineering services and on-site support of the Air Vehicle Planning System program.

The Air Vehicle Planning System (APS), developed by BAE Systems Mission Solutions, is a full fidelity force-level mission planning system that performs autorouting and analytical functions in support of the nation's Single Integrated Operational Plan and Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile planning.

Marshall Banker, president of the Mission Solutions business unit said, "APS is an extremely flexible product which will be responsive to advancements in military planning guidance for future weapon systems. We are pleased to be selected to provide our expertise in support of this program for the next five years."

Engineering services will be performed at BAE Systems facilities in San Diego and Bellevue, Nebraska. On-site support will be conducted at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

BAE Systems employs nearly 100,000 people including Joint Ventures, and has annual sales of around $18 billion. BAE Systems designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, space systems, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defense products.

BAE Systems North America is a high-technology U.S. company employing more than 22,000 Americans who live and work in 30 States and Washington, D.C. -- dedicated to solving our customers needs with both highly innovative and leading-edge solutions across the defense electronics, systems, information technology and services arenas.

BAE Systems Mission Solutions, San Diego, California, is a part of BAE Systems North America and employs approximately 2,000 people. They are the forerunner in developing high-quality image exploitation and archiving systems for stereo photogrammetry, photo interpretation, and mapping, charting and geodesy applications.

Other major business areas include unsurpassed automated systems for supporting the full spectrum of battle management, mission planning and force execution objectives, and the production of test equipment for advanced electronics systems including aircraft, munitions, spacecraft, and telecommunications.

BAE Systems Receives $37.5 Million Contract To Support U.S. Stratcom Air Vehicle Planning System