BAE Systems Features Bradley Technology Demonstrator; Leverages Army Investment in Advanced Technologies to Enhance Warfighter Capability
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Press release date: October 6, 2006
WASHINGTON-- BAE Systems will feature its Bradley Technology Demonstrator for the first time starting Monday, Oct. 9 at the largest industry event showcasing technologies and capabilities for the U.S. Army.
The BAE Systems Bradley Technology Demonstrator (TD), on display at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Washington, DC on Oct. 9-11, incorporates advanced systems and approaches to demonstrate core technologies and capabilities. The company supports the overall capabilities of the Army's modular Heavy Brigade Combat Teams (HBCTs), and helps ensure current force compatibility with Future Combat Systems (FCS) - all designed to support the future soldier.
"BAE Systems is supporting the Army's efforts to define requirements for its current force combat systems as it evolves to meet future threats, by leveraging the Army's broad investments in advanced technologies," said Andy Hove, BAE Systems' director of Bradley Combat Systems. "The company's development on the Bradley TD reduces future risk by applying and evaluating Army-developed enhancements on existing current force platforms."
The Bradley TD illustrates the impact of integrating a broad range of technologies currently under development in the Army Technology base and across current acquisition programs.
Bradley TD is BAE Systems' look at managing the Bradley Combat System into the future, leveraging the extensive CMMI Level 5 certified software development and systems integration expertise of the BAE Systems design team. The team's focus will be on demonstrating technologies and capabilities that can ensure the Bradley continues to deliver critical capabilities to the Army and the HBCTs as the units fight alongside FCS BCTs.
The vehicle illustrates enhanced lethality, survivability through situational awareness, enhanced mobility, sustainability, networkability, plus enhanced mission role packages for Infantry, Cavalry, Fire Support, Engineer and Battle Command.
Bradley TD as demonstrated at AUSA features:
o Upgunned to 30/40MM Mk 44 Cannon (based on the current Bradley turret structure)
o Common Missile Launcher (mock-up)
o Commanders Light Automatic Weapon (integrated to CIV)
o Remote Turret operation (Driver, Gunner, Commander, plus 9-man squad)
o Shock Absorbing Suspended Seating
o Panoramic Vision
o Double-pin Track
o Conventional Auxiliary Power Unit
o Embedded Diagnostics/On-Vehicle Level 1 IETM
o Embedded Training across the live, virtual and constructive domain
o Environmental Control
o FCS Spin Out One Mock-up
o Wireless Intercom
o Improved Fire Suppression
o External Fuel Tanks
o Ceramic Composite Armor mock-up
BAE Systems contributes 80 percent of the combat vehicles to the HBCT and brings the organizational and developmental expertise to leverage technologies and commonality across HBCT platforms. BAE Systems, along with General Dynamics on the M1, are the HBCT OEMs for all combat vehicles, and are best able to integrate technologies into HBCTs as they come on line.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is the premier trans-Atlantic 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 more than 100,000 employees worldwide, had 2005 sales that exceeded $28 billion.