Bradley vehicle remanufacture

BAE Systems is to remanufacture more than 300 US Army Bradley vehicles with additional armour following the execution of a contract option worth $742m.

BAE Systems has announced that it will remanufacture more than 300 Bradley vehicles with additional armour to protect soldiers.

The $742m (£400m) contract is an option to a previously awarded contract for work on 252 Bradley vehicles.

The award brings the total value of BAE Systems’ 2008 Bradley remanufacturing contracts to $1.3bn for 578 vehicles.

Under this award, BAE Systems will remanufacture an additional 189 M2A3 vehicles, 115 M3A3 vehicles and 22 M3A3 Bradley Fire Support Team Vehicles in conjunction with the Texas-based Red River Army Depot through a public private partnership.

Initial disassembly and subsystem rebuild will be performed at the depot, with final disassembly and structural modifications completed by BAE Systems in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Final assembly, integration and test will be conducted at the company’s facility in York, Pennsylvania.

Bradley vehicles under this contract will be equipped with Improvised Explosive Device Armour, Bradley Urban Survivability Kits and several engineering changes designed to increase soldier survivability.

In addition, 51 M2A2 vehicles will be converted to the M3A3 configuration. The company will also provide more than 200 different types of spare parts.

Work under the contract will begin immediately with deliveries ending in February 2011.