BAE Systems, Land Systems South Africa won a contract valued at $130 million to handle survivability and mobility upgrades to its RG31 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.
The company is teaming with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) Land Systems Canada on the project.
According to BAE Systems, “the upgrade kits will further enhance the survivability and mobility of the battle-proven RG31 vehicles. As part of the modernization work in South Africa, a powerpack providing higher performance and new suspension components and transfer cases, which were designed and manufactured by BAE Systems, will be incorporated into the upgrade kits.”
“We appreciate our ongoing relationship with GDLS-C as well as the confidence that the U.S. military has in the RG31 vehicle, ” said Johan Steyn, managing director of BAE Systems, Land Systems South Africa. “Readiness and sustainment is an important part of our business and through these programs we continue to protect the lives of U.S. soldiers.”