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BAE Systems Awarded over ZAR900 Million RG31 MRAP Contract for Readiness and Sustainment

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BAE Systems Awarded over ZAR900 Million RG31 MRAP Contract for Readiness and Sustainment

BAE Systems Awarded over ZAR900 Million RG31 MRAP Contract for Readiness and Sustainment

JOHANNESBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Through its teaming agreement with General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLS-C), BAE Systems, Land Systems South Africa won a contract worth more than ZAR900 million ($130 million) for survivability and mobility upgrades to its RG31 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

“We appreciate our ongoing relationship with GDLS-C as well as the confidence that the U.S. military has in the RG31 vehicle. Readiness and Sustainment is an important part of our business and through these programmes we continue to protect the lives of U.S. Soldiers”

The upgrade kits will further enhance the survivability and mobility of the battle-proven RG31 vehicles. As part of the modernization work in South Africa, a powerpack providing higher performance and new suspension components and transfer cases, which were designed and manufactured by BAE Systems, will be incorporated into the upgrade kits.

“We appreciate our ongoing relationship with GDLS-C as well as the confidence that the U.S. military has in the RG31 vehicle. Readiness and Sustainment is an important part of our business and through these programmes we continue to protect the lives of U.S. Soldiers,” said Johan Steyn, Managing Director BAE Systems, Land Systems South Africa.

The RG31 is a mature, combat proven mine protected armoured personnel carrier designed, developed and manufactured by BAE Systems in South Africa. In total, over 1,600 RG31 vehicles have been delivered through GDLS-C under the MRAP programme, an additional 566 RG31s have been delivered to U.S. forces under separate contracts.

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