BAE Systems to Host Media Briefings on Combat Vehicles and Precision Munitions at AUSA Annual Meeting

by | Oct 3, 2017

BAE Systems will highlight a range of technologies and capabilities to meet U.S. and allied military needs at the 2017 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, held October 9-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 
The company will host the following media briefings about advancements in combat vehicles and precision-guided munitions that are currently in use or in development. The Army will join BAE Systems for one of the briefings, about the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle program.
2:30 p.m., Monday, October 9
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV)
Location: BAE Systems AUSA Booth (#6642)
Speakers: Col. Michael Milner, project manager, AMPV, U.S. Army, and Jim Miller, director of Business Development for Combat Vehicles U.S. at BAE Systems
BAE Systems is delivering all five variants of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle and is displaying the General Purpose vehicle at AUSA. In a joint briefing, the Army and the company will discuss the key features of this critical vehicle and updates to the program.
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 10
Precision-guided Munitions Technology
Location: BAE Systems AUSA Booth (#6642)
Speakers: Dave Harrold, director of Business Development for Survivability, Targeting, and Sensing Solutions at BAE Systems, and Chris King, director of Business Development for Weapon Systems at BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a leader in developing, manufacturing, and integrating precision munition systems that significantly improve the cost efficiency of defeating targets while reducing collateral damage. The company will discuss the capabilities and benefits of its growing precision munitions portfolio, and provide updates about key products.
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10
Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) Bradley Solution
Location: BAE Systems AUSA Booth (#6642)
Speakers: Deepak Bazaz, vice president of Programs for Combat Vehicles U.S. at BAE Systems
BAE Systems works closely with customers to understand the capabilities they need to complete their missions. The company will discuss the advantages of integrating the SHORAD capability onto the Bradley Fighting Vehicle to provide a full-spectrum air defense solution to the Armored Brigade Combat Team Maneuver Formation.
Media are also encouraged to visit the BAE Systems booth (#6642) and to learn about other products and services that will be featured during the exposition. They include:
Advanced Component Obsolescence Management
For nearly two decades, BAE Systems has been assisting customers to identify and mitigate obsolescence issues before they become greater causes for concern. Advanced Component Obsolescence Management (AVCOM) is a web-enabled tool and service that allows users to forecast when a part will become obsolete or too expensive, and then finds a suitable replacement from across the marketplace. Given AVCOM's access to an obsolescence management database comprised of more than 100 million parts, AVCOM is the go-to resource for military and commercial customers.
Aircraft Threat Management Solutions
With more than 40 years of experience, BAE Systems has a proven history of providing threat detection, integrated processing, and advanced threat countermeasures for superior protection against guided and unguided threats to rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. These threat management solutions, which are battle proven in combat operations, include a modular family of systems that automatically sense, process, and respond to infrared threats, and improve situational awareness ” while helping aviators execute their missions in hostile environments.
Broadsword® Spine® e-Textile Technology
Broadsword® Spine® is an invisible power and data network that is built directly into clothing using conductive fabrics instead of wires and cables. The innovative e-textile allows vital electronic devices to be plugged straight into a vest, jacket, or belt, with custom-built connectors hooking directly into power and data sources via USB. This offers military, security, and first responder personnel ” all of whom rely on carrying electronic equipment and need a durable power supply for long periods of time ” with a more flexible and robust alternative to existing power and data systems.
Enhanced Night Vision Goggles & Thermal Weapon Sights
BAE Systems provides innovative night vision goggles and thermal weapon sights, which together enable soldiers to rapidly and covertly acquire targets in all weather and lighting conditions. The work is performed as part of the Army's Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and Family of Weapon Sight-Individual (ENVG III/FWS-I) program. The company's solution uses a wireless connection to transmit the weapon sight's aim point and surrounding imagery directly into the soldier's goggle. This enables soldiers to quickly locate and engage targets from any carry position, without needing to shoulder the weapon.
Geospatial eXploitation Products
BAE Systems develops industry-leading geospatial-intelligence software and solutions for data management, image exploitation, geospatial production, full-motion video analysis, and intelligence reporting. The Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP®) business provide customers with comprehensive image and video analysis, data management, and geospatial production capabilities. These products serve government and civil customers' needs for photogrammetry, mapping, image exploitation, precision targeting, geospatial intelligence, 3-D visualization, simulation, and mission planning.
Multiple-object Tracking Radar
The mobile Innovative Multiple-object Tracking Radar (iMOTR) uses commercial-off-the-shelf solutions to provide military test and evaluation ranges with a higher degree of accuracy in tracking time, space, and position information for objects in flight. The iMOTR features enhanced clutter suppression capabilities to deliver clearer, more accurate assessments of object launch trajectory and flight path data on airborne and low-flying objects. This tracking information can then be handed off to other radars or data collection sensors in real-time.

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