BAE Systems has won a $153.6 million contract to upgrade the U.S. Army‘s recovery vehicles to the Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System configuration.
Under the project, the company will convert 53 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 HERCULES variant, extending production of the M88 line through 2016, BAE Systems said Monday.
“This contract provides enhanced capabilities for America’s soldiers and will help preserve the defense industrial base by retaining critical employees and unique skill sets, ” said Adam Zarfoss, director of artillery and recovery systems at BAE Systems.
“The HERCULES is a significant upgrade over its predecessor and is essential to fulfill successful recovery missions.”
BAE Systems will perform work at its facilities in York, Pennsylvania, and Aiken, South Carolina.
The company has completed similar upgrade work for nearly 650 Army M88 vehicles.