TEAMS Contracts to Maintain the USMCs AAV Amtracs
BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP in York, PA received a $22.3 million sole-source, cost plus fixed fee contract for technical, engineering and management support (TEAMS) services in support of the Assault Amphibious Vehicles used by the US Marines. This contract contains options that would extend the contract by 4.5 years, and bring its contract value to $41.6 million.
Work will be performed in Quantico, VA (52.07%), Santa Clara, CA (21.1%); Sterling Heights, MI (13.03%); Albany, GA (8.21%); and Ladysmith, VA (5.59%), and and work is expected to be complete by Feb 18/10, (August 2014 with options). The Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA manages this contract (M67854-09-C-6006).
With the follow-on EFV program delayed by years and close to outright cancellation, maintaining the USMC’s aged AAV7 Amtracs amphibious armored personnel carriers is critical to operational readiness. New thermal sights will help keep the vehicles relevant on the battlefield, and the related EPLS program should offer some maintenance help, as proactive diagnostic systems become more common within the Amtracs fleet.