BAE Systems Selected by Army Depot for Military Vehicle Conversions

  BAE Systems Selected by Army Depot for Military Vehicle Conversions

Business Wire

ANNISTON, Ala. -- November 30, 2012

BAE Systems received a $37.6 million contract from the Letterkenny Army Depot
to provide the spare parts and kits needed to convert 250 RG33 Mine Resistant
Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles into Medium Mine Protected Vehicles (MMPV), a
6x6 state-of-the-art wheeled military vehicle.

BAE Systems will provide the spare parts and kits needed to convert 250 RG33
Mine Resistant Ambush P ...

BAE Systems will provide the spare parts and kits needed to convert 250 RG33
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles into Medium Mine Protected Vehicles.
(Photo: BAE Systems)

“BAE Systems has a long history in vehicle conversions and modernizations,”
said Robert Houston, vice president and deputy general manager of Weapon
Systems and Support at BAE Systems. “Our work on the MMPV program will not
only increase the capabilities of the vehicle, but will also further
strengthen our partnership with the Letterkenny Army Depot.”

The company will provide a rear ramp, used for the deployment of remotely
operated unmanned ground vehicles in route and area clearance missions, and a
new heating and air conditioning system for the vehicle. The MMPV has a
V-shaped hull that provides superior blast protection against symmetrical,
asymmetrical and unconventional explosives hazards. The wheeled vehicle also
has a large modular interior, high mobility chassis and extensive equipment
options and is an ideal platform for any mission in an explosive hazard
environment. Other Soldier-friendly features include large ballistic windows
and a 360-degree situational awareness suite.

The spare parts and kits will be assembled by the existing workforce at the
BAE Systems facility in Anniston, Alabama.

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Shannon Booker, +1 703-907-8231
Mobile: +1 703-967-3854
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