BAE Systems Awarded $10 Million Contract for Commercial Armored Vehicles
CINCINNATI, Ohio - BAE Systems has received a $10 million contract from the U.S. Government for commercial armored SUVs and pick-up trucks.
Designed to be inconspicuous and indistinguishable from their unarmored counterparts, commercial armored vehicles can be tailored to specific customer needs, incorporating mission-specific features.
“With the current growth in areas of conflict, we are seeing global demand for commercial armored vehicles continuing to keep pace,” said Don Dutton, Vice President with BAE Systems’ Security & Survivability business. “Because they’re designed to blend in with local, indigenous cultures, and they send out a decidedly different ’message’ than military-style vehicles, we’re seeing more and more commercial armored vehicles being used, both here in the U.S. and abroad,” added Dutton.
The commercial armored vehicles will be manufactured in Cincinnati, Ohio. Production will begin in late 2010, with first deliveries scheduled for 2011.
BAE Systems’ Security & Survivability business is a leader in protection, security and survivability systems for land, air and naval applications. It is a technology leader in lightweight materials, including composites, ceramic and transparent armor technologies; integrated vehicle armor systems; vehicle and aircraft survivability components and accessories; and soldier protection equipment, sold primarily to the government and other defense contractors.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).
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