BAE Systems in North Charleston to work on $95 million contract

Charleston Regional Business Journal
May 26, 2010

BAE Systems has received a U.S. Army contract worth up to $95 million to develop automated security systems to control access to Army bases and other installations.

Most of the work is expected to be done at the company’s operation in North Charleston. BAE said this award expands the company’s work in supporting physical security at government sites.

Specifically, BAE will design, install and maintain automated installation entry systems that use software and hardware to verify information on individuals and match that information to data on registered vehicles.

Initially, the systems will be installed at 15 Army sites in the United States, and the network will be designed to share information from Army sites around the world.

BAE Systems already provides similar systems for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and others in security-critical environments.

“These systems are vital to advancing physical security for the Army,” said Richard Anderson, vice president and general manager for integrated technical solutions at BAE Systems. “They will enable guards to quickly permit or deny entry to drivers and make adjustments based on threat levels.”

The contract includes an initial two-year award plus a one option year that, if exercised, could extend its value to $95 million.

BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide.

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