US Army to Remanufacture 500+ Bradley Fighting Vehicles

Released on Monday, June 27, 2005
United States of America
M2A2 Bradley
M2A3 Bradley
M3A2 Bradley
M3A3 Bradley
BFIST - Bradley Fire Support Team
RRAD - Red River Army Depot
TACOM - Tank-automotive and Armaments Command
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 ODS configuration.

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.

Additionally, 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 brigades.

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 2008.


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