BAE Systems Awarded $23 Million For Work On Bradley and M113 Vehicles

ARLINGTON, Vir­ginia – BAE Sys­tems has been award­ed $23 mil­lion in var­i­ous con­tract mod­i­fi­ca­tions for work on the Bradley and M113 vehi­cles.

“The recent Bradley and M113 awards will help to ensure that these proven vehi­cles will con­tin­ue sup­port­ing out troops for years to come,” said Joe McCarthy, vice pres­i­dent and gen­er­al man­ag­er of the Heavy Brigade Com­bat Team at BAE Sys­tems. “Both plat­forms have a long his­to­ry of effec­tive­ly per­form­ing for our men and women in uni­form dur­ing com­bat mis­sions over­seas and play key roles on the Heavy Brigade Com­bat Team.”

This con­tract has a vari­ety of work direc­tives, includ­ing the instal­la­tion of Bradley Urban Sur­viv­abil­i­ty Kits (BUSK) III, which include a series of rapid devel­op­ment sur­viv­abil­i­ty improve­ments specif­i­cal­ly designed for today’s urban bat­tle­field. Some of the new devel­op­ments under BUSK III include:

  • Emer­gency egress improve­ments to allow sol­diers to low­er the ramp on the vehi­cle;
  • Advanced sur­viv­abil­i­ty seat to pro­vide ener­gy absorb­ing seats and foot rests;
  • A tur­ret advanced sur­viv­abil­i­ty sys­tem to pro­vide enhanced pro­tec­tion against IEDs for the gun­ner and com­man­der posi­tions;

Oth­er work direc­tives under this con­tract include Bradley field ser­vice sup­port, and inte­gra­tion of the mis­sion sup­port sys­tem (MSS) for the M113A3 ambu­lance.

This work demon­strates how BAE Sys­tems’ sup­port and ser­vice capa­bil­i­ties are meet­ing the cur­rent and future require­ments to pro­tect troops dur­ing com­bat mis­sions.

Bradley Com­bat Sys­tems con­tin­ue to pro­vide out­stand­ing sur­viv­abil­i­ty, mobil­i­ty and lethal­i­ty to U.S. sol­diers in close-com­bat urban sit­u­a­tion as well as in open-com­bat. The Bradley ful­fills five crit­i­cal mis­sion roles – infantry fight­ing vehi­cle, cav­al­ry fight­ing vehi­cle, fire sup­port vehi­cle, bat­tle com­mand vehi­cle an engi­neer squad vehi­cle – for the Army’s Heavy Brigade Com­bat Teams.

The M113 is part of the largest fam­i­ly of armored tracked vehi­cles in the world and includes more than 80,000 vehi­cles world­wide with 40 vari­ants. It can trans­port 12 troops plus a dri­ver and is capa­ble of extend­ed cross-coun­try trav­el over rough ter­rain and high-speed oper­a­tion on improved roads and high­ways.

BAE Sys­tems designs, man­u­fac­tures and sup­ports Bradley Com­bat Sys­tems and the M113 through its U.S. Com­bat Sys­tems busi­ness. U.S. Com­bat Sys­tems is a mod­ern, effi­cient, full-spec­trum devel­op­er, inte­gra­tor and sup­pli­er of sur­viv­able, lethal ground and naval com­bat plat­forms. U.S. Com­bat Sys­tems is also a main sup­pli­er to the U.S. Army’s Heavy Brigade Com­bat Teams, an inte­gral devel­op­er of mine-pro­tect­ed and future com­bat vehi­cles and a top pro­duc­er of naval guns and mis­sile launch­ers.

About BAE Sys­tems
BAE Sys­tems is a glob­al defense, secu­ri­ty and aero­space com­pa­ny with approx­i­mate­ly 107,000 employ­ees world­wide. The Com­pa­ny deliv­ers a full range of prod­ucts and ser­vices for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced elec­tron­ics, secu­ri­ty, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions and cus­tomer sup­port ser­vices. In 2009 BAE Sys­tems report­ed sales of £22.4 bil­lion (US$ 36.2 bil­lion).

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:
Shan­non Smith, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +1 703 894 3545 Mobile: +1 703 967 3854

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