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Employment Agreement - United Defense Industries Inc. and Peter C. Woglom

                               First Amendment to
                              Employment Agreement

This First Amendment to Employment Agreement, dated as of July 18, 2001 (the
"Amendment") is entered into by and between United Defense Industries, Inc., a
Delaware corporation (the "Company") and Peter C. Woglom (the "Executive") for
the purpose of amending the provisions of that certain Employment Agreement
dated as of May 21, 1999 between the Company and the Executive (the

WHEREAS, the Company and the Executive desire to amend the Agreement in the
respects set forth below, in order to further clarify certain of its provisions
and for their mutual benefit and convenience;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and covenants herein contained
and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which
is hereby acknowledged, the parties do hereby agree as follows:

1.    Subsection 1(k) of the Agreement is hereby deleted and replaced with the

"(k)  The Executive shall have "Good Reason" to terminate his employment in the
event that the Company either (i) fails to make any payment or provide any
benefit hereunder or commits a material breach of this Agreement and does not
cure such failure or breach after notice and a reasonable opportunity to cure,
or (ii) gives to the Executive a notice of non-extension under Subsection 2(b).
As used in the preceding sentence, a "material breach" of this Agreement shall,
without limitation, include any of the following events:

      (i)   Termination of Executive's employment, other than for Cause or by
            reason of Executive's death or voluntary retirement or resignation;

      (ii)  Reduction in Executive's salary and/or Bonus Plan eligibility;

      (iii) Relocation of Executive's current Minneapolis, MN metropolitan area
            employment location, without Executive's prior written consent;

      (iv)  Substantial diminution of Executive's job responsibilities, without
            Executive's prior written consent; or

      (v)   Executive's immediate supervisor occupying a lesser position than is
            occupied by such supervisor as of the date of execution of this

2. All references in the Agreement to "the Agreement" or "this Agreement" shall
mean the Agreement as modified by this Amendment. As so modified, the Agreement
shall continue in full force and effect.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment has been executed and delivered by the
parties hereto as of the date first set forth above.

                                          UNITED DEFENSE INDUSTRIES, INC.

                                          By: /s/ Thomas W. Rabaut
                                          Title: President & CEO


                                          /s/ P. C. Woglom

                                          Name: P. C. Woglom
                                          Address: 13405 33rd Ave. No.
                                          Plymouth, MN, 55441

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