BAE Systems Receives Orders Totalling $148.2 Million for Continued Work on Caiman Multi Theater Vehicles

SEALY, Texas – BAE Sys­tems has received three deliv­ery orders from the U.S. Marine Corps, totalling more than $148 mil­lion, for con­tin­ued sup­port of Caiman Mul­ti The­ater Vehi­cles (MTV).

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The Caiman MTV pro­vides greater lev­els of sur­viv­abil­i­ty and mobil­i­ty
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Work on these orders includes:

  • Pro­vid­ing 371 Caiman MTV rolling chas­sis with con­ver­sion kits, and adapt­able Under­body Sur­viv­abil­i­ty Kits
  • Pro­vid­ing Con­ti­nen­tal Unit­ed States Inte­gra­tion and enhance­ments of 1,040 Caiman MTVs
  • Procur­ing kits for a series of enhance­ments to the Caiman MTV

“These orders will con­tin­ue the cost-effec­tive upgrad­ing of cur­rent­ly field­ed Caiman vehi­cles. The upgrades pro­vide an unpar­al­leled com­bi­na­tion of adapt­able, high-lev­el pro­tec­tion and vehi­cle cross-coun­try agili­ty, while retain­ing the Caiman’s abil­i­ty to car­ry 11 com­bat per­son­nel effec­tive­ly,” said Chris Cham­bers, vice pres­i­dent and gen­er­al man­ag­er of Tac­ti­cal Wheeled Vehi­cles for BAE Sys­tems. “The lessons we’ve learned from our cur­rent inte­gra­tion of Caiman vehi­cles in Kuwait will allow us to quick­ly and effi­cient­ly return the vehi­cles, with sig­nif­i­cant enhance­ments, to our troops.”

Work on all three orders will be per­formed at the BAE Sys­tems Sealy, Texas facil­i­ty. The orders were award­ed by the U.S. Marine Corps Sys­tem Com­mand and deliv­er­ies are planned to con­tin­ue into 2013.

Caiman MTV pro­vides an effec­tive com­bi­na­tion of inte­ri­or capac­i­ty, tac­ti­cal mobil­i­ty, oper­a­tor com­fort and sur­viv­abil­i­ty. Caiman MTV achieves greater sur­viv­abil­i­ty through an enhanced mono­lith­ic floor, a strength­ened chas­sis frame and high­ly effec­tive blast absorb­ing seats. The vehicle’s improved mobil­i­ty is achieved with a greater vehi­cle track width, a strong inde­pen­dent sus­pen­sion and an upgrad­ed pow­er­train.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:

Stephanie Serk­hoshi­an, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +1 703 894 3522 Mobile: +1 703 785 7891
stephanie.serkhoshian@baesystems.com

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