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BAE Systems Receives $8.7 Million Contract to Provide Seats for Bradley


YORK, Pennsylvania -- BAE Systems was awarded an $8.7 million contract from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, to provide 952 Advanced Survivability Seats for Bradley Combat Systems vehicles. The Bradley Advanced Survivability Seats address the need to provide a more survivable seating system. The seats offer a number of improvements, including a four-point restraint system with a quick release, independent energy dissipation for each position and an integrated foot rest.

When combined with the $375.2 million contract awarded last month for the procurement of long-lead materials, this contract brings the total value of the contracts BAE Systems has been awarded on Bradley work to $4.7 billion for Fiscal Years 2005 – 2008.

“These seats reduce injuries and improve survivability by providing a 50 percent reduction in the force transmitted to Soldiers during a mine or IED blast over the current seating system,” said Andy Hove, Vice President of Combat Systems Programs for BAE Systems.

Work on this contract will be performed at BAE Systems’ York, Pennsylvania facility and is expected to begin in March 2008 and continue through May 2008.

Bradley Combat Systems continue to provide outstanding survivability, mobility and lethality to U.S. Soldiers in close-combat urban situations as well as in open-combat. The Bradley fulfills five critical mission roles - infantry fighting vehicle, cavalry fighting vehicle, fire support vehicle, battle command vehicle and engineer squad vehicle - for the Army’s Heavy Brigade Combat Teams (HBCTs).


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