BAE Systems won a contract modification exceeding $190 million to continue producing the Bradley A4.
“The Bradley is a crucial vehicle for the Armored Brigade Combat Teams today because it allows the Army to transport troops to the fight while providing cover fire to suppress enemy vehicles and troops,” said Dan Furber, director of ground vehicle production for BAE Systems.
This award includes over 70 M2A4 Infantry Fighting Vehicles and the M7A4 Fire Support Team Vehicles and follows the Early Order Material awards in August and November 2022. These continued upgrades to the A4 from the M2A2 Operation Desert Storm ⏤ Situational Awareness variant are part of the Army’s combat vehicle modernization strategy to ensure force readiness of the ABCT.
“It’s imperative the Bradley Fighting Vehicle is upgraded to keep our Soldiers unmatched on the battlefield for years to come,” Furber said.
The Bradley A4 has enhanced mobility and engine horsepower to better react to combat, and survivability improvements were made to the Fire Suppression and IED jammer components to reduce the likelihood of system detectability.
Upgrades to the computing system also bolster situational awareness for soldiers, and improvements to onboard diagnostics systems provide increased fault detection and isolation capabilities that help keep the Bradley Fighting Vehicle in the fight.
Work on the program will take place at Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas, and BAE Systems’ facilities in Aiken, South Carolina; Anniston, Alabama; Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; Sterling Heights, Michigan; and York, Pennsylvania.