BAE awarded Bradley refit funds

Feb. 25, 2011 at 7:06 AM

YORK, Pa., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $41 million contract to purchase situational-awareness items to modernized 101 Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

The contract is a modification of an earlier award.

"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 the contract, BAE Systems will continue to purchase 101 kits of long-lead items and additional parts in preparation for the reset of Bradley Operation Desert Storm Situational Awareness vehicles to pre-combat condition and upgrading them.

The award provides the balance of funding 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 SAs.

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.

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