BAE Systems wins U.S. Army tank contract

  • 19-Jun-2008 09:00 EDT

The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command awarded a $185 million contract modification to BAE Systems for the manufacture of 90 Army-configured M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles, four U.S. Marine Corps-configured M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles, and authorized spares list parts. The contract contains an option worth $163 million for the U.S. Army to purchase up to 60 additional vehicles and the Marine Corps to purchase an additional six vehicles under the current unit price through April 2008. This award brings the total value of contracts BAE Systems has been awarded on Hercules work to $1.3 billion. Work on the contract will be performed at BAE’s facilities in York, PA, and Aiken, SC, beginning in July 2010 and will continue through September 2011.

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