BAE Systems has been awarded a series of delivery orders and contract
modifications worth $1.127 billion from the US Army Tank-automotive and
Armaments Command (TACOM) to remanufacture and upgrade more than 500 Bradley
Combat System vehicles.
Under four delivery orders awarded on 23 June 2005, Arlington-based BAE Systems
Land & Armaments will remanufacture and upgrade:
Four-hundred and fifty (450) older Bradleys to Bradley A3 vehicles valued at
$968 million - the total value of this delivery order incorporates 55 vehicles
and $71.5 million awarded in March.
Fifty (50) vehicles to Bradley A2 Operation Desert Storm (ODS) vehicles valued
at $78 million, plus provide kits to convert 100 additional vehicles to the A2
Thirty-three (33) vehicles to M7 Bradley Fire Support Team (BFIST) vehicles. The
modification work is valued at $31 million. An additional $18 million contract
was awarded for the supply of spares for Bradley A3 vehicles.
BAE Systems will provide 120 Commander's Independent Viewers (CIVs) for 120
Bradley vehicles ordered under a contract modification issued in February.
The Bradley Combat System has played a centerpiece role in Operation Iraqi
Freedom and continues to provide outstanding survivability, mobility and
lethality to US soldiers in all types of close-combat urban scenarios or in
open-combat terrain. The Bradley Combat System fulfils critical infantry,
cavalry, fire support, battle command and engineer roles for the Army's heavy
Work on the remanufacture contract will begin immediately and will be performed
at the company's facilities in York, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
and Aiken, South Carolina, in conjunction with the Public/Private Partnership
between Red River Army Depot (RRAD) and BAE Systems. Disassembly and component
overhaul work will be performed at RRAD and the company's facility in Fayette
County. Various components will be supplied by BAE Systems in Aiken, and final
assembly and test will be conducted at the company's York facility. Vehicle
deliveries are scheduled to begin in June 2006 and continue through January
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