Collaborative systems

BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on the US Army’s Heavy Brigade Combat Team modernisation project.

The aim of the project is to upgrade and to develop common solutions for BAE Systems’ family of Bradley fighting vehicles and General Dynamics’ M1 Abrams tanks.

As well as collaborating on the design and development of the upgrade technology, the MOU established the basic process for specification and product development and provisions for the common procurement of material for the vehicles.

GeneralDynamicsLand Systems and BAE Systems are also partners for the Future Combat Systems programme, which is responsible for ground combat systems development.

‘As the army adds capability to the Heavy Brigade Combat Teams, they desire common solutions to reduce logistics burdens, to lower development costs, and to make soldier training easier,’ said Mark Roualet, senior vice-president and chief operating officer of General Dynamics Land Systems.