BAE Systems receives additional US Army IOTV order
BAE Systems will supply the US Army with additional Improved Outer Tactical Vests (IOTV) under orders from the US Defense Logistics Agency worth approximately $60 million.
The new orders are part of a four-year contract issued in March, which could reach a cumulative value of $267 million. The company has so far received more than $140 million under this contract.
The IOTV is designed to be compatible with a number of equipment pieces, including Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment, hard and soft body armour inserts, and the Tactical Assault Panel.
Eric Gavelda, director of Warfighter Protection at BAE Systems, said: ‘The third-generation design of the IOTV, which the army adopted last year, provides the soldier with a number of benefits, including a 10 percent weight reduction in the armour system. This helps the soldier stay agile, and supports the army’s mission to provide lighter, more efficient equipment.’
The vests will be produced at the company’s Jessup, Pennsylvania and McKee, Kentucky facilities. The new orders are scheduled to be complete by December 2014.
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