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08 Jul 2008 | Ref. 210/2008

YORK, Pennsylvania – BAE Systems has secured a $538 million U.S. Army contract to remanufacture Bradley vehicles and provide spare parts, with options for additional vehicle remanufacturing and spares. If all options are exercised, the contract’s total value will be $1.3 billion.

Under the initial contract, BAE Systems will remanufacture 160 M2A3 vehicles, 60 M3A3 vehicles and 32 M3A3 Bradley Fire Support Team Vehicles in conjunction with the Red River Army Depot through a public private partnership. Initial disassembly and subsystem rebuild will be performed at the depot, with final disassembly and structural modifications completed by BAE Systems in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Final assembly, integration and test will be conducted at the company’s facility in York, Pennsylvania. The company will also provide 200 different types of spare parts in varying quantities.

“BAE Systems and Red River Army Depot are ready to meet the demands of the U.S. Army by providing these critical combat systems in a timely and efficient manner,” said Andy Hove, vice president of Combat Systems program for BAE Systems. “The vehicles funded by this contract will be equipped with Improvised Explosive Device Armor and Bradley Urban Survivability Kits and will continue to provide superior survivability to the soldiers deployed in theatre.”

Work under the contract will begin immediately, with deliveries ending in June 2010. The contract is managed by the Army’s TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.

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 fulfills 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 the premier 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. With 97,500 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £15.7 billion (US $31.4 billion) in 2007.

For further information, please contact:
Jessica Pantages, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 703 312 6157 Mobile: +1 703 439 0345

John Neilson, BAE Systems
Tel: + 44 (0) 1252 384795 Mob: + 44 (0)7802 337704

Issued by:
BAE Systems, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6YU, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384719 Fax: +44 (0) 1252 383947
24hr media hotline: + 44 (0) 7801 717739

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