The company will provide 29 vehicles to the Army and 16 vehicles to the Marine Corps using remanufactured hulls supplied by the U.S. government.
The vehicles provide capability for recovering today’s 70-ton combat vehicles including the M1A1, M1A2, Leopard, bridging systems and other medium weight vehicles. The M88A2 offers soldiers additional armor protection and increased engine horsepower, towing muscle, lifting strength and winching power.
Vehicle deliveries will begin in April 2013 and continue through December 2013. The contract was awarded by Army Contracting Command – Warren.
“We are a leading provider of recovery vehicles for the U.S. military, ” said Joe McCarthy, vice president and general manager of combat vehicles at BAE Systems. “HERCULES answers the need for cost-efficiency, reliability and high performance for our customers as they retrieve heavy vehicles in the field.”