BAE Wins $149M for Army Recovery Vehicles

Bae systems logo_ExecutiveBizBAE Systems has won a $149, 882, 446 contract to provide 49 recovery vehicles to the U.S. Army and three sets of spare parts.

The firm-fixed price, multi-year contract contains no options and the Army is allocating fiscal year 2013 other funding for this award, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation Systems, also known as HERCULES vehicles, are designed to recover 70-ton combat vehicles.

HERCULES vehicles also feature overlay armor protection, ballistic skirts, a 35-ton boom, a 140, 000-pound pull main winch with 280 feet of cable and an auxiliary three-ton winch for deploying the main winch cable.

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