BAE Systems received a $10.8 million award to manufacture Advanced Survivability Seats for Bradley Fighting Vehicles used by the U.S. Army.
These seats, called the Survivor Post Mount 1000 and Survivor Modular Troop 3000, include an energy-absorbing technology that helps protect soldiers from spinal injuries.
“The seat and restraint system are integral components of the overall vehicle survivability capability to protect occupants from blasts and other threats,” said Frank Crispino, director of vehicle protection programs at BAE Systems Support Solutions.
The order, awarded by SSI Technology, Inc., will be carried out at the BAE Systems’ facility in Phoenix, with deliveries beginning this May and will conclude in June 2013.
The facility in Phoenix has been providing occupant safety products for more than 30 years, and the company has produced more than 1,900 Bradley Advanced Survivability Seats since 2009. The most recent upgrades are in association with the Bradley Advanced Survivability Seats–Driver program and will be applied to the Army’s Bradley Urban Survivability Kit program.
BAE Systems provide a range of products and services to meet the needs in readiness and operational support across the land, aviation and maritime domains that support the U.S. Department of Defense and federal agencies.