$126.3M Adds 500 more M113A3 Family Vehicle Upgrades

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M1064(click to view full) The Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI recently issued a pair of contracts connected with upgrading the USA’s M113 fleet to M113A3 status. The U.S. Army will upgrade up to 500 M113 family vehicles to the latest A3 configuration, adding 73 more M577A3 Command Post Carriers, 66 more M1064A3 Mortar Carriers and 361 more M1068A3 Standard Integrated Command Post (SICPS) Carriers to BAE Systems’ current contract to produce 356 upgraded vehicles. An earlier DID article offered background information regarding each of these systems. Recent contracts connected with this effort include: M577A2 Command Post An $18.5 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for BAE Systems, in Anniston, AL for overhaul and upgrade of 68 M1068A3 Standard Integrated Command Post System (SICPS) vehicles. Work will be performed in Anniston, AL and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2007. This option is part of a larger $126.3 million sole source contract addition described above, covering 500 more M113 family vehicles (W56HZV-05-C-0463). According to BAE’s M113 program manager Tim Balliett, the upgrade will include “additional armor protection and improved night vision equipment in addition to the upgraded engine, transmission and steering mechanism. The Vice President and […]

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