ANNISTON, Alabama --- BAE Systems, under three separate U.S. Army contracts, will inspect, package and ship more than 3,000 spare parts for RG33 category II Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.
“BAE Systems continues to meet the needs of Marines, soldiers and Special Forces in combat areas,” said Matt Riddle, vice president for Wheeled Vehicle Programs at BAE Systems. “The MRAP spare parts will be shipped to the Defense Distribution Depot at Red River Army Depot for use by the men and women in theater.”
The three MRAP contracts are:
--$45 million for 2,400 axles, 10 engines, 26 transmissions and 26 winches;
--$15.9 million for 800 axle sets, including options for 800 additional sets, which if exercised would raise the total contract value to $31.8 million;
--$5.7 million for 101 diesel engines and 111 transmissions.
BAE Systems will work with suppliers in Wisconsin and Michigan to produce the parts. Final inspection, packaging and shipping on all items will be completed by the BAE Systems’ facility in Anniston, Alabama. Work under the contract will begin immediately by the existing workforce, and will run through May 2009.
The contract is managed by the Army’s TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.
BAE Systems manufactures three MRAP variants: the Caiman, the RG31 and the RG33. The RG33 is manufactured in several configurations including the Category I 4x4, Category II 6x6, the Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) and the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) vehicle. BAE Systems also recently unveiled a new command and control variant of the RG33. This vehicle creates a mobile, armored command post for operations at the brigade level and below.
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.
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