Two Further Bradley Remanufacturing Contracts for BAE Systems Total $411.7 Million.
YORK, Pa. -- BAE Systems BAE Systems
British manufacturer of aircraft, missiles, avionics, naval vessels, and other aerospace and defense products. BAE Systems was formed (1999) from the merger of British Aerospace (BAe) with Marconi Electronic Systems. has been awarded two contract modifications from the U.S. Army TACOM TACOM Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (US Army)
TACOM Tactical Communications
TACOM Tactical Command
TACOM Tank-Automotive and Armament Command
TACOM Theater Army Command
TACOM Tactical Army Command
TACOM Tactical Army COM Life Cycle Management Command, totaling $411.7 million, to remanufacture and provide spares for Bradley A3 Combat Systems.
Under the first contract, BAE Systems will upgrade 108 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, 60 Cavalry Fighting Vehicles and four Fire Support Team Vehicles to the A3 baseline, working through the company's Public Private Partnership with Red River Army Depot (RRAD RRAD Red River Army Depot (Texarkana, TX)
RRAD Reusable and Rapid Application Development ). Initial disassembly dis·as·sem·ble
v. dis·as·sem·bled, dis·as·sem·bling, dis·as·sem·bles
To take apart: disassemble a toaster.
1. and subsystem rebuild will be performed at RRAD, final disassembly and structural modifications will be completed by BAE Systems in Fayette County, Pennsylvania Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population was 148,644. The county is part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. , and final assembly, integration and test will be conducted at the company's facility in York, Pennsylvania York, known as the White Rose City (after the Wars of the Roses), is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania. The population was 40,862 at the 2000 census. York is the county seat of York County,GR6 .
The second contract calls for BAE Systems to provide spare parts for Bradley A3 Combat Systems.
"The Bradley A3 gives soldiers a very capable and flexible combat system for the tough missions they must perform," said Andy Hove Hove (hōv), city (1991 pop. 65,587), East Sussex, SE England. It is a modern residential seaside resort. , vice president of Combat Systems Programs.
These contracts, when combined with the $1.16 billion contract awarded last November for the remanufacture and upgrade of 610 Bradley Combat Systems, bring the total value of BAE Systems Bradley work to $3.9 billion for Fiscal Years 2005 - 2007.
This version of the Bradley incorporates the latest enhancements to improve the vehicle's lethality and survivability sur·viv·a·ble
1. Capable of surviving: survivable organisms in a hostile environment.
2. That can be survived: a survivable, but very serious, illness. , including a full-solution fire control featuring a hunter / killer capability with two second generation sights. The A3 also features integrated information technologies with enhanced command and control features, such as color maps and displays, high-density computer memory, increased micro-processing speed and networked communications.
These command and control functions are supported by a more accurate navigation and position locating system. All of these features are implemented with a digital architecture and software, which allows modularity and flexibility to support all of the Bradley mission roles in the in the Army's Heavy Brigade Combat Teams.
Deliveries for both contracts are scheduled to begin in October 2009 and continue through February 2010.
Bradley Combat Systems continue to provide outstanding survivability, mobility and lethality to U.S. soldiers in close-combat urban situations as well as in open-combat. The Bradley fulfils five critical mission roles - infantry fighting vehicle, cavalry fighting vehicle, fire support vehicle, battle command vehicle and engineer squad vehicle - for the Army's Heavy Brigade Combat Teams.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services . BAE Systems, with 88,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $25 billion.