United Defense Receives Two Bradley Contracts Totaling $68 Million.YORK, Pa. -- United Defense Industries, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :UDI (1) (Unified Display Interface) A digital interface from the United Display Interface SIG that is designed to replace the analog VGA interface common on CRTs and flat panel monitors. UDI is expected to provide backward compatibility with DVI and HDMI interfaces. ) has received two separate contracts for the Bradley program; a change order not to exceed $54 million and a contract modification for $14.2 million.
Change order. The change order, not-to-exceed $54 million, from the U.S. Army's Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (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 ) is a contract to provide 120 Bradley A3 vehicles instead of 131 Bradley Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF OIF Operation Iraqi Freedom
OIF Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (French: International Organization of Francophonie)
OIF Office for Intellectual Freedom (American Library Association) ) variants awarded in June.
The change order calls for 120 vehicles to be equipped with all the features of the A3 configuration with the exception of the Commander's Independent Viewer, and is initially funded at $27 million. The A3, is a technologically advanced, digital combat system that significantly increases the Bradley'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. in battle.
Under the order, United Defense will provide 80 Bradley M2A M2A Message to Anywhere (mobile messaging framework) 3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, 29 Bradley M3A3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicles and 11 Bradley A3 Fire Support Vehicles (A3 B-FIST) to the Army. Work on the contract will be done at United Defense facilities in Aiken, SC and York and Fayette County, Pa. Vehicle delivery is scheduled to begin in mid 2006.
Contract modification. The second contract is a $14.2 million modification, initially funded at $7.1 million, from TACOM to convert Bradley air defense variants to an infantry fighting vehicle configuration.
Under the contract modification, United Defense will remove the Stinger air defense equipment from 88 Bradleys and convert the vehicles to standard M2A2 ODS (Operational Data Store) A database designed for queries on transactional data. An ODS is often an interim or staging area for a data warehouse, but differs in that its contents are updated in the course of business, whereas a data warehouse contains static data. infantry fighting vehicles. This effort runs through June 2006. Work will be completed at United Defense facilities in York, Pa., Santa Clara, Calif. and Aiken, SC.
The Bradley has played a centerpiece role in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and in the ongoing Global War on Terror This article is about U.S. actions, and those of other states, after September 11, 2001. For other conflicts, see Terrorism.
The War on Terror (also known as the War on Terrorism is still providing outstanding survivability, mobility and lethality to our soldiers in all types of close combat urban scenarios or in open combat desert warfare.
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United Defense designs, develops and produces combat vehicles, artillery, naval guns, missile launchers and precision munitions mu·ni·tion
War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.
tr.v. mu·ni·tioned, mu·ni·tion·ing, mu·ni·tions
To supply with munitions. used by the U.S. Department of Defense and allies worldwide, and provides non-nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion to the U.S. Navy and other U.S. Government agencies. To learn more about United Defense, visit http://www.uniteddefense.com.
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