BAE upgrades US army’s Bradley fighting vehicles - CONTRACT UPDATE

Tue Aug 14 2012, 11:27 AM

PROJECT INFO

Project Name: Army - Upgrade Bradley Fighting Vehicles - USA

Last Updated Date: 7 October 2013

Project Status: Implementation/Execution

Project Type: Parent

Project Start Quarter: Q3 2012

Project End Quarter: Q2 2014

Project Value (USD): 646 Million

Project Sector: Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Project Description:

BAE Systems has received a US$306 million modification contract from the US Army Tank Automotive & Armament Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command to upgrade 353 Bradley fighting vehicles.

The modification contract is an addition to the US$340 million contract awarded to purchase upgrade materials for the Bradley programme. It brings the total value of the contract to US$646 million.

The contract includes upgrading the Bradley Operation Desert Storm M2A2, M3A2 and M7 Bradley fire support team vehicles to operation desert storm situational awareness (ODS-SA) configurations.

The upgraded Bradley ODS-SA integrates the latest digitised electronics that provides soldiers with optimal situational awareness, network connectivity and enhanced communication hardware.

The upgraded Bradleys will be deployed at the Minnesota and Pennsylvania National Guard units and at Combined Armed Battalions to the Kansas, South Carolina and Ohio National Guard units.

The upgrade work is being carried out at BAE Systems operations facility in York and Fayette, Pennsylvania and Aiken, South Carolina. Initial teardown of vehicles as well as reset work for some vehicle components is being performed at the Red River Army Depot.

The contract was awarded in August 2012, with deliveries scheduled to be completed in April 2014.

Project Location: Pennsylvania, USA, North America.

BIDDING COMPANIES

Tender Award Date: 13/08/2012

Awarded to: BAE Systems

Bidding Companies: BAE Systems.