BAE Systems Awarded $112.5 Million for Bradley Fighting Vehicle Repairs and Upgrades

13 Jan 2009 -- ARLINGTON, Virginia – The U.S. government has awarded BAE Systems $112.5 million to purchase long-lead items, such as bearings, brackets, armor and adapters, for repairs and upgrades to more than 600 Bradley Fighting Vehicles. This award is in addition to a previous long-lead item award of $375 million for parts in 2008. The contract is being managed by U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM).

During Bradley reset, BAE Systems replaces parts that are either worn or need to be upgraded and restores the vehicle to like-new condition. This contract provides the parts which allow BAE Systems to perform the reset.

“We’re ordering these parts now to expedite the reset process and get the Bradleys back to the soldiers who need them,” said Mark Willhoft, Director of Bradley Programs.

Bradley reset takes place at three locations. Initial teardown is done at Red River Army Depot outside Texarkana, Texas. Second phase teardown is conducted at the BAE Systems facility in Fayette, Pennsylvania and final production and assembly is done in York, Pennsylvania.

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. (News @BAE Systems)

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