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BAE Systems Awarded $74 Million Contract to Buy Parts in Preparation for Bradley Reset

23 Feb 2010 | Ref. 044/2010

YORK, Pennsylvania - BAE Systems was awarded a contract for $74 million by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, Life Cycle Management Command to purchase long-lead items in preparation for the reset of 101 Bradley Operation Desert Storm Situational Awareness (ODS SA) vehicles.

Under this contract, BAE Systems will procure 101 kits of 43 long-lead items and additional parts for the reset of Bradley ODS SA vehicles. The company will use the acquired items in restoring the Bradley's to pre-combat condition and upgrading them to the improved situational awareness capability.

"The restoration of the Bradley sustains its life and provides a reliable and efficient vehicle for our war fighters as they complete their missions," said Joe McCarthy, vice president and general manager of the Heavy Brigade Combat Team System for BAE Systems. "The procurement of these essential parts will help to ensure that we provide the best possible modernized vehicle to our customer."

Bradley Combat Systems continues 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 Team.

BAE Systems manufactures Bradley Combat Systems, which are part of the U.S. Combat Systems line of business. U.S. Combat Systems is a modern, efficient, full-spectrum developer, integrator and supplier of survivable, lethal ground and naval combat platforms. U.S. Combat Systems is a main supplier to the U.S. Army's Heavy Brigade Combat Team, an integral developer of mine-protected and future combat vehicles, and a top producer of naval guns and missile launchers.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).

For further information, please contact

Shannon Smith, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 703 894 3545 Mobile: +1 703 967 3854

Susan Lenhardt, BAE Systems
Tel: +1 301 838 6907 Mobile: +1 703 850 1621

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