BAE Systems has been awarded a new $375.2m contract for the procurement of long-lead materials in preparation for an anticipated contract to reset an additional 639 Bradley Combat System vehicles.
Under this order from the US Army’s TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, the company will secure key long-lead materials and parts for an anticipated contract to reset 451 Bradley A3 vehicles and 188 Bradley Operation Desert Storm vehicles. An earlier delivery order, worth $135.2m, was awarded on November 29 and a subsequent modification for $240m awarded December 21 last year.
This is the largest long-lead delivery order BAE Systems has received to date to reset Bradley Combat Systems vehicles. When combined with the $709.4m contract awarded last month, for the reset of 1,042 Bradley Combat Systems, these newest orders bring the total value of the contracts BAE Systems has been awarded on Bradley work to $4.7bn for fiscal years 2005 – 2008.
Work on the contract will be performed at BAE Systems’ facilities in York and Fayette County, Pennsylvania and through the company’s partnership with Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas.