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BAE wins $1.2bn US Army deal

BAE Systems has won a contract worth up to $1.2 billion to build a new type of armoured vehicle for the US Army, the company and Army officials said this week.

The British-based defence contractor said in a statement the programme aims to engineer and produce a limited initial number of the vehicles, called the Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV), to replace the Vietnam-era M113.

The initial 52-month term of the contract, worth about $383 million, calls for 29 vehicles to be produced among five variants, with an option to follow with 289 more, for a total contract value of $1.2 billion, BAE said in a statement.

“The AMPV capitalizes on proven Bradley and M109A7 designs, meeting the Army’s force protection and all-terrain mobility requirements while enabling the AMPV to manoeuver with the rest of the  Armoured Brigade Combat Team (ABCT),” the statement said.

Work is expected to start immediately, mainly at the company’s facilities in York, Pennsylvania, and Sterling Heights, Michigan, it said. – Reuters


Source:  Trade Arabia

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