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BAE Systems wins $108.4m for recovery vehicles

4th August 2011 - 11:25 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


BAE Systems was recently awarded a contract modification for $108.4 million to provide 45 M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Evacuation System (HERCULES) vehicles and associated parts to the US Army and Marine Corps.

"We are a leading provider of recovery vehicles for the US military," said Joe McCarthy, vice president and general manager of Combat Vehicles at BAE Systems. "HERCULES answers the need for cost-efficiency, reliability and high performance for our customers as they retrieve heavy vehicles in the field."

HERCULES provides unparalleled capability for recovering today's 70-ton combat vehicles including the M1A1, M1A2, Leopard, bridging systems and other medium weight vehicles. The M88A2 offers soldiers additional armor protection and increased engine horsepower, towing muscle, lifting strength and winching power.

Using remanufactured hulls supplied by the US Government, BAE Systems will provide 29 vehicles to the US Army and 16 vehicles to the US Marine Corps.

Vehicle deliveries will begin in April 2013 and continue through December 2013. Work will be performed by existing workforces at BAE Systems facilities in York, Pa. and Aiken, S.C. The contract was awarded by Army Contracting Command - Warren.

This award brings the total value of US Government contracts BAE Systems has been awarded on the HERCULES program to $1.4 billion. To date, 394 HERCULES vehicles have been fielded against an overall US Army requirement of 607 vehicles. A total of 75 vehicles have been fielded to the US Marine Corps.

Source: BAE Systems


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