BAE Systems secured a $6.3 million contract to inspect and repair Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert (ESAPI) plates.
According to the firm, “ESAPI plates returning from theater for damage and replacing the outside spall covers, which are used to contain debris upon impact.”
The plates will be sent back to the Army once the task is completed.
“BAE Systems is prepared to support the Army and Army National Guard in satisfying short-term needs for the warfighter, ” said Keith Briem, manager of Readiness and Sustainment for BAE Systems’ Personnel Protection Systems. “Our Readiness and Sustainment program is designed to help reset equipment for future deployments. This may include refurbishing helmets, soft and hard armor, Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment, other ancillary items and all forms of organizational clothing and individual equipment.”