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US Army awarded $9 mln contract to BAE Systems


BAE Systemsí International Light Armored Vehicle. Photo: BAE Systems.

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (BNS): The US Army TACOM has awarded a $9 million contract to BAE Systems to produce and deliver nine 2nd generation International Light Armored Vehicles (ILAV).

Under this foreign military sales contract, BAE Systems will provide six ILAV Explosive Ordnance Disposal variants and three ILAV Interrogator Arm variants. The company will also supply repair parts for the fleet of Interrogator Arm variants, according to a company news release.

The ILAV is a 4x4 v-shaped hull, mine protected vehicle used in several countries to fulfill a variety of roles.

Work on this contract began in August and is anticipated to be complete in May 2012.

Since 2006, more than 700 ILAVs have been produced and delivered to U.S. and foreign allies. The ILAV has five variants which include: International Light Armored Vehicle (base vehicle), Interrogator Arm, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Joint Surrogate Vehicle and MRAP Training.

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