AE Systems received a $97 million contract to reset up to 146 Bradley Fighting Vehicles – one of the most survivable and reliable combat systems in the U.S. Army inventory. Under the reset effort, Bradley vehicles will be partially torn down, rebuilt and tested to restore and extend the life of the vehicles.
“We are proud to ensure that our soldiers are receiving Bradleys that are restored to their full capability,” said Mark Signorelli, vice president and general manager of Vehicle Systems at BAE Systems. “This important work reinforces the Bradley as a vital asset to the U.S. Army and helps maintain the skilled workforce imperative to the defense industrial base.”
The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command and work is anticipated to begin in October 2012 with final delivery expected in July 2014. Initial teardown of vehicles will be performed at the Red River Army Depot. This is considered a level-II vehicle reset where key components are removed for reset, then returned to BAE Systems and the Red River Army Depot to be rebuilt and tested for performance.
This reset work will be carried out by the existing workforce at BAE Systems operations in York and Fayette, Pennsylvania; Santa Clara, California; and Aiken, South Carolina. Work will also take place at the Red River Army Depot. The contract contributes to maintaining an experienced and specialized workforce and the defense industrial base required to continue producing armored fighting vehicles for the United States Armed Forces.