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BAE gets $12M contract for work on Marine AAVs

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An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (Wikimedia Commons) An Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (Wikimedia Commons)

BAE Systems of York announced it has received a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide engineering design and development work related to survivability upgrades for the AAV7A1 Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV).

The contract, valued at more than $12 million, was one of two awarded following the bid and evaluation process, and will allow the company to develop a solution that enhances the survivability and capability of approximately 40 percent of the USMC's fleet, according to a BAE news release Monday.

"As the designer and original manufacturer of the global AAV fleet and a provider of Marine amphibious combat vehicle solutions for more than 50 years, BAE Systems continues to be a trusted partner to the U.S. Marine Corps," Mark Signorelli, vice president and general manager of Combat Vehicles at BAE Systems, said in the news release. "We're confident that we can deliver a new evolution in the design of the AAV that meets the ever-evolving challenges in the battlefield environment and provides even better protection for U.S. Marines."

Work on the design and development contract will be performed in York; Santa Clara, California; Aiken, South Carolina; and Sterling Heights, Michigan.

The U.S. Marine Corps is expected to make a down-select decision in early 2015, choosing a single supplier to move on to the engineering and manufacturing development prototype build phase of the program.


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