BAE Systems received a $21.9 million contract award from the U.S. Marine Corps for ongoing maintenance, updates and repairs to Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The award will be used to expand the universal MRAP maintenance workforce in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
"Protecting the lives of our brave young men and women is something we take very seriously and expanding our labor force will aid in soldiers' and Marines' safety and success abroad," said Robert Houston, vice president of Support and Technical Services at BAE Systems.
This contract allows BAE Systems to provide a staff of 48 personnel in Afghanistan, working on upgrading, repairing and maintaining all MRAP vehicles. The workforce will ensure troops have ongoing, sustained field support with the latest safety technology.
"This contract allows us to continue the important work of supporting our troops overseas. We consider their mission to be our mission," said Chris Chambers, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems' Tactical Wheeled Vehicles product line.
BAE Systems will perform all work on this contract in Afghanistan, with completion expected by December 2012.
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