BAE Systems awarded $10.7 million contract for soldier equipment by U.S Army

  • 12:00 AM, May 18, 2010
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BAE Systems has received a $10.7 million order from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) to manufacture and deliver more than 20,000 Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) system sets in MultiCam camouflage. Designed to blend into virtually any environment, MultiCam is a single camouflage pattern that provides the wearer with needed concealment in one, basic set of gear. The MultiCam order includes core riflemen sets, large rucksack sets, as well as medic, grenadier, pistolman and SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) Gunner pocket sets. Developed by the U.S. Army RDECOM, MOLLE is the Army’s primary field equipment system. MOLLE is a highly adaptable platform that enables soldiers to carry equipment and supplies critical to their mission. “For more than a decade, the MOLLE system has proven its effectiveness as a highly durable, reliable and adjustable platform that delivers performance for the individual soldier,” said Greg Kraak, Director of U.S. Military Programs for BAE Systems’ Security & Survivability business. “The system’s modular design—with a flexible attachment system—allows for limitless configurations, giving our servicemen and women the ability to customize their kit with specialized equipment to suit their specific mission,” added Kraak. Production of the MOLLE sets will take place at BAE Systems’ facilities in Jefferson City, Tennessee; McKee, Kentucky; and Jessup, Pennsylvania. Production on this initial delivery order will begin in June 2010, with final deliveries expected to be completed by August 2010. To date, BAE Systems has delivered more than a million core rifleman sets, and more than 750,000 large rucksack sets to support U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.