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BAE Wins $71M MRAP Upgrade Order

YORK, Pa. --- BAE Systems, under a U.S. Marine Corps contract worth $71 million, will provide spare parts and apply engineering changes to Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles that improve the mobility and survivability for the U.S. Marines, the U.S. Army and Special Forces.

Awards totaling $63.9 million will provide spare parts to maintain and repair Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) and Category II 6x6 RG33 vehicles purchased previously.

The order for engineering changes worth $7.2 million will also be applied to these vehicles to incorporate modifications that improve vehicle performance.

Work under the contract will begin immediately by the existing workforce at BAE Systems facilities in York, Pennsylvania; Aiken, South Carolina; Anniston, Alabama; Fairfield, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky; with assistance from Spartan Motors, Inc.'s Spartan Chassis subsidiary in Charlotte, Michigan and Demmer Corporation in Lansing, Michigan. Deliveries are anticipated to be completed over the course of the year ending in April 2009.

BAE Systems manufactures three of the five MRAP variants: the Caiman, the RG31 and the RG33. The RG33 is manufactured in several configurations including the Category I 4x4, Category II 6x6, HAGA and the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) vehicle.

The contract is managed by the U.S. Marine Corps.

BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 100,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £15.7 billion (US $31.4 billion) in 2007.

BAE Systems Secures $71 Million for MRAP Upgrade Order