BAE submits proposal for tactical vehicles

May 29, 2009 at 11:21 AM

HOUSTON, May 29 (UPI) -- BAE Systems announced it has submitted a proposal for a contract to build the U.S. Army's next generation of medium tactical vehicles.

The Army says is it planning to make an announcement on the approved medium tactical vehicles proposals in July.

BAE, which won a contract in 1991 to replace the M-939 and M-35 cargo trucks with its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, is hoping to receive the follow-on contract that officials say will include more than 12,000 next-generation tactical vehicles.

"We believe our proposal is the best value for our armed services and the American taxpayer," Chris Chambers, Global Tactical Systems Programs in Texas vice president and general manager, said in a statement.

"Our proposal incorporates our 17 years of knowledge and experience gained in the manufacture of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles in Texas and fulfills all the requirements in the request for proposal."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kraft-Heinz merger forms world's fifth-largest food-beverage company
Aetna to acquire Humana for $37 billion in cash, stocks
New Zealand military receives medium heavy military trucks
BBC to lay off 1,000 people to make up for $234M in lost revenue
Ford recalls 432,000 North American vehicles over software bug