BAE Systems to provide more upgraded Bradleys
BAE Systems has received a contract modification from the US Army for continued production of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle).
The work, worth up to $269 million, will see the company produce an additional 168 upgraded Bradley A4 Infantry Fighting Vehicles is part of the army’s combat vehicle modernisation strategy.
The Bradley A4 has an enhanced powertrain that maximises mobility and increases engine horsepower, providing rapid movement in reaction to combat or other adverse situations. The vehicle also has wide angle driver’s vision enhancer, improved Force XXI Battle Command Bridge and Below (FBCB2) software integration for improved friendly and enemy vehicle identification, and enhanced situational awareness.
The addition of a high speed slip ring, greater network connectivity and smart displays that simultaneously display classified and unclassified information also improve situational awareness.
Scott Davis, vice president of combat vehicle programs for BAE Systems, said: ‘The Bradley is one of the most critical vehicles in the army’s Armored Brigade Combat Teams today because it allows the army to transport troops to the fight, and provide covering fire to suppress enemy vehicles and troops.
‘Upgrading to the A4 configuration provides soldiers with more power to increase their speed and ability to integrate enhanced technology to ensure they maintain the advantage on the battlefield.’
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