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BAE to support Marines' RG33 MRAPs

YORK, Pa., May 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted BAE Systems to provide spare parts and support services for mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles.

British company BAE announced it was awarded three contracts from the Marine Corps for the company to support the widely deployed RG33 MRAP vehicles.

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As part of the three contracts, worth $61 million, BAE will provide its field service representatives to support MRAP maintenance. Officials said the contracts also include the delivery of spare MRAP components to strengthen protections against roadside bombs.

"BAE Systems continues to support our men and women serving overseas with MRAP vehicles that provide the troops with the best and most reliable protection as they defend us from threats around the world," Mark Signorelli, BAE Systems vice president of new vehicles and amphibious systems, said in a statement.

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