Under a modified contract between the U.S. Army and BAE Systems, more than $190 million was awarded to the company to modernize and equip Armored Brigade Combat Teams with continued rollout of the Bradley A4.
The award covers more than 70 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, as well as Fire Support Team Vehicles. The Bradley A4 brought improved mobility and engine horsepower to the vehicle line, as well as survivability improvements to the fire suppression and IED jammer components. An onboard computing system was upgraded and improvements doled out for the on-board diagnostics systems to update fault detection and isolation capabilities.
“The Bradley is a crucial vehicle for the Armored Brigade Combat Teams today because it allows the Army to transport troops to the fight while providing cover fire to suppress enemy vehicles and troops,” Dan Furber, director of ground vehicle production for BAE Systems, said. “It’s imperative the Bradley Fighting Vehicle is upgraded to keep our Soldiers unmatched on the battlefield for years to come.”
Work will be split between the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas and numerous BAE Systems facilities across the country. It follows Early Order Material Awards doled out in August and November 2022, and continues upgrades meant to improve overall force readiness among the Army’s combat vehicles.