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BAE to upgrade Bradley fighting vehicles for the U.S. Army

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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced on 13 September that BAE Systems received the new contract for Bradley Fighting Vehicle upgrades.

According to the DoD’s statement, BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P. has been awarded a $91,1 million contract for eight Bradley Fighting Vehicle common module logic items.

The DoD also noted that this is a five-year contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Alabama and California, with a July 30, 2024, performance completion date. Using military service is Army.

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The Bradley Fighting Vehicle is a combat-proven platform that provides outstanding survivability, mobility, and lethality and is an integral part of the U.S. Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT).

BAE Systems has acted as the manufacturer and systems integrator of the Bradley program for over 30 years, including conducting various upgrades based on customer needs and mission requirements.

The newest Bradleys feature the latest digitized electronics for optimum situational awareness, network connectivity, and communication within the ABCT. Over the life of the Bradley program, there have been several survivability upgrades, including installation of underbelly protection and the Bradley Urban Survivability Kits (BUSK), further enhancing the safety of one of the most survivable vehicles in the fleet.

Work on the Bradleys is primarily done at BAE Systems York, Penn. facility.

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