Desert Storm whips up $36.9 million contract

United Defense Industries has today received a contract modification for $36.9 million to remanufacture 63 Bradley Operation Desert Storm (ODS) Fighting Vehicles.

United Defense Industries, Inc has received a contract modification for $36.9 million to remanufacture 63 Bradley Operation Desert Storm (ODS) Fighting Vehicles.

This modification from the US Army’s Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) provides funding to remanufacture 37 Bradley M2A2 ODS infantry fighting vehicles and 26 Bradley M3A2 ODS cavalry fighting vehicles.

Work on the contract will be performed at United Defense facilities in Fayette County and York, Pennsylvania.

The Bradley A2 ODS incorporates enhancements identified as needed following Operation Desert Storm, including an eye-safe laser rangefinder, global positioning and navigation systems and driver’s vision enhancer.

Separately, United Defense was recently awarded a $29.3 million contract from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 556,000 T-157 and T-150F track shoes needed for the US Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicles and M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers.

The contract for forged metal track shoes will be performed at the company’s facility in Anniston, Alabama. The order introduces the T-150F track, which is said to be a new longer life track, designed and developed by United Defense for the M113.