Ball Aerospace Assumes Lead Role on NGA Prime Contract


Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed a transaction with OGSystems, LLC and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to transfer responsibility for the TASER prime contract to Ball Aerospace. The TASER (Total Application Services Enterprise Requirements) program provides high-end mission analysis, systems and software engineering, integration and IT services, for the NGA. The contract provides quick-turn analysis and adoption of innovative geospatial intelligence solutions designed to meet emerging requirements.

Ball Aerospace provides extensive support to the NGA mission as prime contractor for the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Technical Exploitation Program, as well as executing subcontracted work on the agency's Innovision, NextView and EnhancedView contracts. The company's broad existing capabilities in the areas of data exploitation, test validation and systems engineering will be directly applied to the TASER contract.

"Ball Aerospace is focused on strategic growth opportunities that expand the geographic and customer footprint of our intelligence and information services business," said Rob Strain, chief operating officer for Ball Aerospace.

The contract will be implemented by Ball Aerospace's Systems Engineering Solutions (SES) business unit, led by vice president and general manager, Dan Gibson. SES holds multiple prime and sub-contracts, serving numerous defense and civil customers with advanced systems engineering and technology application services.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2012 sales of more than $8.7 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

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