BAE Systems awarded new Bradley contract
BAE Systems has announced that it has been awarded a $97 million contract to reset up to 146 Bradley Fighting Vehicles for the US Army. The reset effort will see the Bradley vehicles torn down, rebuilt and tested to restore and extend the life of the vehicles.
The contract, awarded by the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, follows a contract issued earlier this month for the second phase of the Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) effort for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
According to the company, initial teardown of vehicles will be performed at the Red River Army Depot. This is considered a level-II vehicle reset where key components are removed for reset, then returned to BAE Systems and the Red River Army Depot to be rebuilt and tested for performance.
Mark Signorelli, vice president and general manager of Vehicle Systems at BAE Systems, said: ‘We are proud to ensure that our soldiers are receiving Bradleys that are restored to their full capability. This important work reinforces the Bradley as a vital asset to the US Army and helps maintain the skilled workforce imperative to the defence industrial base’.
Work is anticipated to begin this month, with final delivery expected in July 2014.
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