BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP has received a $7.2 million modification to an existing contract for maintenance services on M88 recovery vehicles.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, BAE Systems was awarded a $7,2 million modification (P00024) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0059 for the maintenance of M88 recovery vehicles, technical data package maintenance and total ownership cost reduction.
Also noted that work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 18, 2020.
The tracked M88 recovery vehicle can lift, winch and tow vehicles in the toughest terrains and most difficult circumstances, to get them back to operations or, if necessary, in for repair.
The M88 recovery vehicle is one of the largest armored recovery vehicles (ARV) currently in use by the United States Armed Forces.
The M88 series has seen action most noticeably in the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Iraq War, and the War in Afghanistan, and to a lesser extent during the Kosovo War, where they were deployed to help recover heavy armored vehicles of the Allied ground units.