HOUSTON, Texas -- BAE Systems was awarded a contract modification worth $19 million from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia to upgrade 1,800 Caiman Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.
The upgrades will increase the functionality and dependability of several of the Caiman’s systems and individual items. Work will take place at the Kuwait Refurbishment Facility and is anticipated to be completed by July 2010.
“These engineering upgrades to the Caiman MRAP provide our forces with the latest vehicle enhancements,” said Chris Chambers, vice president and general manager of Global Tactical Systems in Sealy, Texas. “These enhancements improve our military’s ability to safely and effectively accomplish their mission.”
BAE Systems manufactured 2,868 Caiman MRAPs during the vehicle’s 22-month production run, with the first vehicle delivered just 43 days after the initial contract award.
BAE Systems manufactures the Caiman in Sealy, Texas, where it employs more than 2,700 people. The Sealy facility has a long history with wheeled vehicle products and has established itself as a world-class designer, volume manufacturer and through-life supporter of high-quality, best value, military tactical wheeled vehicles with payload capacities from 2.5 to 18 tons.
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