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BAE Systems awarded $41 million contract to purchase parts for Bradley reset

23 Feb 2011 | Ref. 033/2011

YORK, Pennsylvania -- BAE Systems was awarded a $41 million contract modification to finalize the procurement of situational awareness items required for the reset of 101 Bradley Operation Desert Storm Situational Awareness (ODS SA) vehicles.

“The procurement of these situational awareness parts will provide our soldiers with a modernized vehicle that will help to protect them and aid in performing successful missions,” said Joe McCarthy, vice president and general manager of the Heavy Brigade Combat Team Systems for BAE Systems.

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

This recent contract provides the balance of funding, worth $41 million, for a contract modification BAE Systems was awarded in December 2009 for $74 million to purchase long-lead items for the reset of 101 Bradley ODS SA vehicles. The total value of the finalized Bradley ODS SA contract is $115 million.

The contract was awarded by U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.

Bradley Fighting Vehicles continue to provide outstanding survivability, mobility and lethality to U.S. soldiers in various combat situations. The Bradley fulfils five critical mission roles - infantry fighting vehicle, cavalry fighting vehicle, fire support vehicle, command vehicle and engineer squad vehicle – for the U.S. Army’s Heavy Brigade Combat Team.

BAE Systems designs, manufactures and supports Bradley Fighting Vehicles through its U.S. Combat Systems 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 also a main supplier of the U.S. Army’s Heavy Brigade Combat Team, an integral developer of mine protected and future combat vehicles and top producer of naval guns and missile launchers.

For further information, please contact:

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

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