YORK, Pa., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- More than 100 U.S. Army Bradley Fighting Vehicles are to be partially torn down and rebuilt to extend their operational life under a $97 million contract.
BAE Systems said the initial teardown of 146 vehicles covered under the contract from the Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command will be performed at the Red River Army Depot. Key components will be removed, sent to BAE for rebuilding and then returned to the depot for re-installation and testing.
The work is expected to be completed in mid-2014, the company said.
"We are proud to ensure that our soldiers are receiving Bradleys that are restored to their full capability," said Mark Signorelli, vice president and general manager of Vehicle Systems at BAE Systems.
"This important work reinforces the Bradley as a vital asset to the U.S. Army and helps maintain the skilled workforce imperative to the defense industrial base."
The reset work will be performed at BAE's facilities in Pennsylvania, California and South Carolina.