BAE Systems has received a $29.7m contract from the Norwegian Defence Procurement Division for the development and delivery of M113 upgrade kits.

The contract calls for the development and production of 72 power pack kits, air conditioning system kits, suspension kits, and track system kits for Norwegian M113 vehicles, plus the provision of logistics support and spare parts.

Work will be performed at BAE Systems’ facility Santa Clara, California, and will continue through November 2008.

The contract also includes options for 34 additional sets of kits, storage cases and additional spares. The kits will be installed at the customer’s facility in Norway.