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BAE York to build Hercules for Army in $165M contract

By - Last modified: July 11, 2011 at 11:27 AM

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The U.S. Army has given BAE Systems a $165 million contract to build 43 Hercules vehicles at its York County facility, according to the Department of Defense.

The Hercules are armored track vehicles used for hoisting and towing other vehicles and materials in support of the Abrams tank and Paladin mobile artillery fleets, according to the Army. BAE — and previously United Defense — has built the Hercules for the Army since it was introduced in 1997. BAE acquired United Defense in 2005 for more than $4 billion.

BAE also has contracts to build Paladins for the Army.

All the work will be done at London-based BAE's facility in West Manchester Township and completed by the end of 2013, according to the Defense Department.

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan covers Cumberland County, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jimr@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JimTRyanCPBJ.

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