BAE Systems plc : BAE Systems Awarded $31 Million to Refurbish M113A2s for Iraq
02/09/2012| 10:05am US/Eastern
BAE Systems in partnership with the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) are
refurbishing 440 M113A2 armored personnel carriers for Iraq through a
foreign military sales contract worth more than $31 million.
BAE Systems M113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier (Photo: Business Wire)
"The M113 refurbishment will give the Iraqi Army a capability which is
relevant to a variety of threat environments," said Joe McCarthy, vice
president and general manager of Combat Vehicles at BAE Systems. "We
have been exporting and doing upgrade work on M113s for decades. This
new work builds upon our great partnership with Anniston Army Depot."
The refurbishment of the M113 vehicles includes replacing old and
damaged equipment with updated components and restoring the vehicles to
fully mission capable condition. Work on the M113 refurbishment will be
completed by April 2012 and is being performed at the company's
Anniston, Alabama facility by the existing workforce. ANAD is assisting
with part of the refurbishment work.
"BAE Systems and Anniston Army Depot have the longest standing Public
Private Partnership in the Army," said U.S. Representative Mike Rogers
(R-AL), "I'm proud of the work that both do and in this tough economy,
it's great to see the leaders of industry and the Army continue to
partner and keep our military strong while providing the resources
necessary for both the warfighters and our allies to help defend our
According to the ANAD Business Management Office, "the M113 family of
vehicle partnering program provides a great example of how to maintain
and strengthen the defense industrial base. It utilizes the strengths of
both the organic and industrial base to provide the best product for
both the war fighters and our allies. We look forward to continuing to
work on future efforts."
Under a separate effort, BAE Systems will provide materials to ANAD to
refurbish 586 M113A2s also bound for Iraq. In addition, BAE Systems is
also providing field service support and equipment trainers to help with
fielding the equipment to the Iraqi Army.
The M113 is part of the largest family of armored tracked vehicles in
the world and includes more than 80,000 vehicles worldwide with 40
variants. It can transport 12 troops plus a driver and is capable of
amphibious operation, extended cross-country travel over rough terrain
and high-speed operation on improved roads and highways.
This award builds upon earlier work BAE Systems has completed in support
of foreign military sales to Iraq. Under separate contracts, BAE Systems
has delivered 618 Iraqi Light Armored Vehicles and eight M88A2 Heavy
Recovery Vehicles to the U.S. Government in support of Iraq's Armed
Forces. BAE Systems is also providing training and field service
representatives to support Iraq's fielding of the M88A2s. Total orders
for Iraq security assistance contracts and work directives in 2011
totalled more than $60 million.
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