Tuesday, February 22, 2011

BAE Focuses on Two Programs at AUSA Winter


BAE Systems will showcase a full range of affordable and adaptive solutions at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) ILW (Institute of Land Warfare) Winter Symposium and Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from February 23 – 25.

In addition, BAE Systems will conduct press briefings on two of its significant programs during the AUSA event. BAE Systems briefings currently scheduled during the show are as follows:

--Armored Multi Purpose-Vehicle (AMP-V) Program:
The president’s fiscal 2012 budget includes provisions for a new program - AMP-V – which will serve as a replacement for the M113 fleet. The M113 has a long history of protecting troops in various combat situations, and as the Army replaces this aging fleet, BAE Systems plans to offer the proven Bradley family of vehicles as the new AMP-V. BAE Systems representatives will brief reporters on how the Bradley variants can directly fulfill and enhance the combat mission role of the M113.

--IMX-101 Insensitive Munitions:
This new explosive technology is one of TIME Magazine’s "50 Best Inventions of 2010." IMX-101 is significantly more stable than TNT and Composition B, making it safer to transport and handle. An Army team at Picatinny Arsenal has approved IMX-101 as an effective replacement for TNT in artillery, a decision that will revolutionize the way military ordnance is stored and transported. Representatives from BAE Systems and the U.S. Army will brief reporters on how IMX-101 Insensitive Munitions will save lives on and off the battlefield, and on efforts to develop other munitions.

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