Bradleys getting an overhaul


Photo by BAE Systems

The Army is investing $91 million to restore 552 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to pre-combat condition and add some survivability enhancements. You can read about the plans here.

BAE Systems will replace old and damaged components. It has plenty of experience. The company has refurbished more than 3,390 vehicles since 2007.

The Army is getting all it can out of the Bradley fighting vehicles, which are expected to be replaced by the forthcoming Ground Combat Vehicle. The service dropped $387 million in recent years to refurbish the fleet.

In addition, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products on July 8 was awarded $48 million for 12,180 Bradley reactive armor skirt tiles and 435 installation kits. BAE Systems on May 28 also received $10.7 million for material and installation of M113 Crew II A-kits.


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