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BAE could get big orders for artillery upgrade

By - Last modified: February 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM

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The BAE Systems facility in West
Manchester Township,
York County, could be in line for big orders
to upgrade hundreds of self-propelled artillery vehicles for the U.S. Army.

The BAE Systems facility in West Manchester Township, York County, could be in line for big orders to upgrade hundreds of self-propelled artillery vehicles for the U.S. Army.

The Army could ask BAE to upgrade between 450 and 800 of the Paladin line of artillery vehicles, BAE spokeswoman Kelly Golden said. BAE recently won a $63.9 million contract from the Army to upgrade five Paladins and two support vehicles for testing.

Manufacturing work on the Paladin program would be split among the York County facility and others, Golden said. The local facility also houses the program's management and some engineering, she said.

Estimates of how much revenue the contracts could bring in or whether BAE would add jobs were not available this morning.

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