The US Army has awarded BAE Systems with a USD318 million contract to upgrade its M88 recovery vehicles into a M88A3 configuration.
Under the 44-month contract, the company will delver eight M88A3 prototypes to the service by 2022 for testing, BAE Systems told Jane's . The new configuration is expected to eliminate the need for two vehicles to raise and move a single Abrams Main Battle Tank.
"We have partnered closely with the army and industry partners to develop a solution that addresses the single-vehicle recovery gap. We are proud to continue to support the Army's recovery needs by providing a next-generation solution to effectively rescue disabled tanks from the battlefield," Dennis Hancock, the recovery programmes director for BAE Systems' Combat Vehicles business, said in a recent announcement.
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