$187.3M Delivery Order to Fix Desert Damaged Vehicles
BAE Systems Land & Armaments in York, PA has received a delivery order amount of $187.3 million as part of a $227.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for repair of desert damaged vehicles. DID has discussed the maintenance overhang facing US equipment as a result of use in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this is one small piece of that. A subsequent release by BAE offers details: BAE Systems, in partnership with Red River Army Depot (RRAD), will return a total of 361 Bradley Combat Systems (262 M2 Bradley IFVs, 55 M3 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicles and 44 M7 Bradley BFIST artillery spotters) to a combat ready status. DID has covered BAE’s partnership with RRAD and Bradley RESET program details before.
Work will be performed in York, PA (83%), Aiken, SC (5%), San Jose, CA (8%), and Fayette, PA (4%), and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on Oct. 18, 2005. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich issued this contract (W56HZV-05-G-0005).