Navy orders 85 missiles from Titan

SAN DIEGO, 7 June 2005. The Titan Corp. announced today that the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded the company a $32.4 million contract modification for the next stage in the development of the Affordable Weapon System (AWS).

SAN DIEGO, 7 June 2005. The Titan Corp. announced today that the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded the company a $32.4 million contract modification for the next stage in the development of the Affordable Weapon System (AWS).

Under this award, Titan will produce approximately 85 missiles for demonstration, test and evaluation. The contract also includes work for the AWS launcher design and ship integration.

The AWS is a guided missile system consisting of missile, launcher and mobile ground station that uses military and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components in a "system engineered COTS" design. Launched from various platforms by a small rocket booster and powered in flight by a small turbojet engine, the affordable weapon system is designed to carry a 200-pound payload to a target several hundred miles away. Equipped with both line-of-sight and satellite data links, the missile can fly directly to its target guided by the Global Positioning System. Alternatively, the missile can fly to an area and loiter for hours, until a forward observer directs the weapon to a target.

"This latest award will provide additional structure for successfully demonstrating the Affordable Weapon's advanced technology and operational capability at a significantly lower cost to the U.S. Navy," said Gene Ray, Titan's president, chairman, and CEO. "It's another step toward bringing the AWS and its design concept into the Navy's operational inventory."

Headquartered in San Diego, The Titan Corp. is a leading provider of comprehensive information and communications systems solutions and services to the Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, and other federal government customers. As a provider of national security solutions, the company has approximately 12,000 employees and annualized sales of approximately $2.2 billion. For more information, see www.titan.com.

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