BAE Systems has announced that the company received a contract modification valued at over $190M to produce over 70 M2A4 Infantry Fighting Vehicles and M7A4 Fire Support Team Vehicles for the US Army.
“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,” said Dan Furber, director of ground vehicle production for BAE Systems. “It’s imperative the Bradley Fighting Vehicle is upgraded to keep our Soldiers unmatched on the battlefield for years to come.”
This award follows the Early Order Material awards in August and November 2022. Continued upgrades to the A4 from the M2A2 Operation Desert Storm – Situational Awareness (ODS-SA) variant are part of the Army’s combat vehicle modernization strategy to ensure force readiness of the ABCT.
The Bradley A4 has increased engine horsepower for enhanced mobility in response to combat or adverse situations. Improvements to the Fire Suppression and IED jammer components enhance survivability and reduce detectability.
Moreover, the enhanced computer system improves situational awareness for soldiers, while the upgraded onboard diagnostic systems enhance fault detection and isolation capabilities to keep the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in action.
Work on the program will take place at Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas, and BAE Systems’ facilities in Aiken, South Carolina; Anniston, Alabama; Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; Sterling Heights, Michigan; and York, Pennsylvania.