BAE Systems Inc., York, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $266,865,094 modification to contract W56HZV-18-C-0133 for Bradley A4 Production Option Two, which awards 159 vehicles. Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2023. The Bradley A4 features the latest digitized electronics for optimum situational awareness, network connectivity and communication within the Armored Brigade Combat Team. The Bradley A4’s proven durability and commonality of design reduce the logistics burden, while enhancing battlefield performance to meet a variety of mission requirements in close- combat, urban scenarios and open-combat situations.
BAE Systems combat vehicle programmes vice-president Scott Davis said: “The Bradley is one of the most critical vehicles in the army’s ABCT today because it allows the army to transport troops to the fight, and provide covering fire to suppress enemy vehicles and troops.Upgrading to the A4 configuration provides soldiers with more power to increase their speed and ability to integrate enhanced technology to ensure they maintain the advantage on the battlefield.”
The upgraded Bradley A4 configuration features an enhanced powertrain that allows greater mobility and engine horsepower. To provide improved situational awareness during combat, the vehicle is equipped with wide-angle Driver’s Vision Enhancer, and Force XXI Battle Command Bridge and Below (FBCB2) software integration. In addition, the IFV is incorporated with a high-speed slip ring, improved network connectivity and smart displays to enable simultaneous display of both classified and unclassified information. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity.