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BAE Systems gets $306 million contract

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YORK, PENNSYLVANIA (BNS): BAE Systems has received a $306 million contract modification to upgrade 353 Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

This production contract is in addition to $340 million in funding the company has received to purchase upgrade materials for the Bradley programme, bringing the full contract total to $646 million, the company said.

The upgraded Bradleys will be provided to the Minnesota and Pennsylvania National Guard units. The company will also provide upgraded vehicles for Combined Armed Battalions to the Kansas, South Carolina and Ohio National Guard units.

As the systems integrator, BAE Systems will upgrade Bradley Operation Desert Storm M2A2, M3A2 and M7 Bradley Fire Support Team vehicles to Operation Desert Storm Situational Awareness (ODS-SA) configurations.

The Bradley ODS-SA upgrade integrates the latest digitized electronics providing soldiers with optimal situational awareness, network connectivity and enhanced communication hardware.

The contract was awarded by the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command and work is anticipated to begin in August with final delivery expected in April 2014.

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