BAE Unit Wins $278M Contract to Build Army’s Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle

BAE Systems‘ land and armaments unit has won a seven-year, $278.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to produce a modernized ground vehicle designed to operate in the Arctic region and other extreme cold weather environments.

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The Beowulf amphibious tracked platform won the Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle competition to replace the branch’s legacy fleet of Small Unit Support Vehicles, the company said Monday.

BAE’s Swedish business unit Hagglunds produces Beowulf, which is based on the BvS10 platform currently in service with multiple European countries.

“We have been maturing and modernizing cold weather all-terrain capabilities for decades, bringing advanced capabilities to the United States and numerous other countries. This contract means we will continue to do so for many years to come,” said Mark Signorelli, vice president of business development at BAE’s platforms and services group.

In a separate announcement, the Army indicated its intent to buy 110 vehicles through the firm-fixed-price contract for use by active-duty service personnel and National Guard members.

The branch expects the winning contractor to commence deliveries in the fourth quarter of the government’s 2023 fiscal year.

BAE proposed the Beowulf vehicle design to the service in March and competed with a team of Oshkosh Defense and ST Engineering for the CATV program.

The Army Northern Warfare Training Center at Fort Wainwright in Alaska will receive the first four CATVs.

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