BAE has been awarded a contract worth upto $112 million to perform technical support and sustainment of M88 recovery vehicles.
“The M88 is critical to the military’s recovery missions of the heaviest vehicles in the fleet.
Whether our vehicles are coming off the assembly line or deployed in theatre, we are committed to providing the highest quality vehicle and full life-cycle support of the M88.
This award continues the long standing relationship of program management, engineering, logistics, and field service support to the Army and other customers of the M88 program.”
The contract was awarded by TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to BAE for M88A1 and M88A2 which were supplied to the Army by the same company.
The M88 Hercules (heavy equipment recovery combat utility lift and evacuation system) is a self-supportive armoured recovery vehicle used in battlefield rescue and recovery mission. It is the only vehicle that can recover a inoperative M1A1/2 Abrams. The M88A2 armoured recovery vehicles were introduced into the US Army in 1997 and deployed in wars in the Gulf and Kosovo.
The HERCULES can recover up to 70t combat vehicles such as Leopard, M1A1, M1A2, bridging systems and other vehicles. Technically improved to give greater performance, the M88A2 was also equipped with extra armour
“Under the contract, called Systems Technical Support and Sustainment Systems Technical Support, services and products will be delivered to the Army, the US Marine Corps, and Foreign Military Sales customers in support of their 70-plus ton combat vehicle recovery requirements.
Work on the program will be performed by the current workforce at the company’s facilities in San Jose, California; York, Pennsylvania; and Sterling Heights, Michigan; as well as by field service representatives stationed at military facilities across the globe.”, stated the press release
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