BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary holds a potential $234 million contract from the U.S. Army to work on an engineering change proposal for the branch’s Bradley vehicle.
According to a BAE release, the company received a $55 million award to enter the second phase of the ECP program and received $16 million in funding under this contract last year.
Engineering changes to the Bradley will include new technology, said Mark Signorelli, vice president and general manager of vehicle systems.
The company said this research, development, test and evaluation effort will focus on the Bradley’s engine, transmission and power distribution system to address space, weight and power-cooling functions.
Contract work will occur in York, Pa.; Sterling Heights, Mich.; and Santa Clara, Calif. starting in October 2012 and the company expects final delivery in July 2017.
BAE holds a $646 million contract to provide Minnesota and Pennsylvania National Guard units upgraded Bradley vehicles.