BAE Systems will provide two vital inputs for the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme:
-- Its Anglo-French joint venture with Nexter Systems, CTA International, has designed a revolutionary new 40mm cannon and ammunition for this and the FRES Scout programmes. The UK Ministry of Defence mandated this weapon system for both programmes in March 2008.
-- BAE Systems' Munitions business will produce the ammunition for the CT40 cannon under licence.
In addition BAE Systems will continue to provide support to Warrior in the form of maintenance, repair, upgrade and integration work. A major GBP30m armour and mobility upgrade it delivered earlier this year for Afghan service follows many earlier upgrades.
Charlie Blakemore, managing director of BAE Systems Global Combat Systems said:
"We are committed to supporting CTA International in designing the cannon and ammunition to provide unmatched lethality on this class of vehicle, and enable the Warrior to continue serving in its vital role well into the future. In addition we offer our thirty years of experience in the design, development, support and upgrade of Warrior to help ensure a smooth integration of new systems onto the vehicle and give our troops the kit they need."