US Army awards BAE Systems Iraqi fielding vehicles contract

UK-based defence and security company BAE Systems has been awarded a $14.2m (£8.8m) contract to provide field service representatives to support the transition activities of 1,026 refurbished M113A2s and 21 refurbished M88A1s to the Iraqi Army.

This work directives, which were awarded by the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, will include maintenance support and training to the crews and units that will operate this equipment.

Under previous contracts, BAE Systems delivered 618 Iraqi light-armoured vehicles and eight M88A2 heavy-recovery vehicles to the US government in support of Iraq’s armed forces.

BAE Systems is also providing training and field service representatives to support Iraq’s fielding of the M88A2s.