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."