PHOENIX, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Advanced survivability seats for U.S. Army Bradley Fighting Vehicles are to be provided by BAE Systems through a $10.8 million contract.
BAE's energy-absorbing seats, the Survivor Post Mount 1000 and Survivor Modular Troop 3000, will be produced at BAE's facility in Phoenix.
"This technology helps decrease the potential for spinal injuries that may result from the shock of a blast," said Frank Crispino, director of vehicle protection programs at BAE Systems Support Solutions.
"The seat and restraint system are integral components of the overall vehicle survivability capability to protect occupants from blasts and other threats."
BAE said delivery of the seats to the Army will begin in May and be complete by June 2013.
The company since 2009 has provided more than 1,900 seats for the Bradley, a 27-ton armored vehicle for transporting troops and for providing covering fire once they disembark.