Released on Wednesday, April 23, 2008
BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES $6 MILLION U.S. ARMY CONTRACT FOR FAMILY OF MEDIUM TACTICAL VEHICLES FOR JORDAN
SEALY, Texas - BAE Systems has been awarded a $6 million contract from the U.S. Army for a Foreign Military Sale of Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) destined for Jordan. This is the third order for Jordan in the last four years, bringing the total value to over $16 million.
"BAE Systems is building the case throughout the region that the FMTV delivers high-performance capability backed up with outstanding reliability and logistics support. Repeat customers help send that message," said David Landecker, sales director, Middle East, for BAE Systems' Medium/Heavy Vehicles.
Work on the contract will be performed in Sealy, Texas, and managed by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). The work is expected to be complete by October 2008.
The FMTV is available in 18 variants with payloads ranging from 2 to 16.5 metric tons. The FMTV features cargo hauling to include weapon systems, soldier transport, vehicle recovery, and more. The FMTV can also be equipped with armor to protect crew and up to a squad of soldiers in certain variants.
More than 48,000 FMTV trucks and trailers are in service around the world with the U.S. Army and U.S. allies. The commonality of parts among the FMTV includes shared engines, transmissions, power trains, tires and cabs. This commonality significantly reduces the logistics burden and operating and support costs for the user. FMTVs are the industry leader for meeting and exceeding tactical vehicle standards for capability, reliability, mobility, protection and transportability.
BAE Systems employs approximately 2,400 people in Sealy, Texas and has 900,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space on approximately 200 acres. The Medium/Heavy Vehicles business unit leverages a long history with wheeled vehicle products. It has established itself as a world-class designer, volume manufacturer and through-life supporter of high-quality, best value, military tactical trucks and wheeled vehicle systems. Today, BAE Systems is the exclusive manufacturer of FMTVs and the producer of the Caiman MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle)
Sales & Contracts
FMTV - Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles
MRAP - Mine Resistant Ambush Protected
TACOM - Tank-automotive and Armaments Command