BAE Systems receives contract for US mine-protected vehicle

BAE Systems recently received a $9m (£6m) contract from US Army TACOM to produce and deliver nine second-generation International Light Armored Vehicles (ILAV).

The ILAV is a 4×4 v-shaped hull, mine-protected vehicle used in several countries to fulfil a variety of roles.

Under this foreign military sales contract, BAE Systems will provide six ILAV Explosive Ordnance Disposal variants and three ILAV Interrogator Arm variants.  The company will also supply repair parts for the fleet of Interrogator Arm variants.

Work on this contract began in August and is anticipated to be complete in May 2012. 

A significant portion of the work will be performed by Force Protection Industries and Spartan Chassis. Work will also be performed at BAE Systems’ facilities in Aiken, South Carolina and York, Pennsylvania.