HOUSTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted BAE Systems for Caiman mine resistant ambush protected vehicle replacement parts and supplies.
British company BAE was awarded six contracts from the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to support MRAP vehicles operating in the Iraq combat theater. Under the $115 million in contracts, BAE will supply replacement parts to maintain as many as 1,650 of the company's Caiman MRAP vehicles.
Officials say the replacement parts include engines, transmissions and axles, among other parts, due to wear associated with the ongoing mission to stabilize Iraq.
"The Army's request for sustainment spare parts helps maintain the assets needed to keep vehicles in the fight and meet theater demand," Chris Chambers, BAE Systems vice president of medium/heavy vehicles, said in a statement.
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