BAE awarded $140M Marine Corps contract
BAE Systems has netted a contract worth $140 million to build 30 more amphibious combat vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps, extending a current deal.
The contract comes on top of a $198 million award to BAE in June to deliver an initial 30 amphibious combat vehicles, or ACVs.
BAE could end up producing up to 204 vehicles overall, and the overall contract could be worth up to $1.2 billion.
BAE said much of the work on the new vehicles will be done at its facility in West Manchester Township, York County. Other work will be done at a company facility in South Carolina. The contract calls for the vehicles to be completed by August 2020.
The West Manchester plant helped develop the first 16 prototypes of the ACV in 2015, after BAE landed a $104 million contract with the Marine Corps.
The plant itself employs about 1,400 people, but is expected to grow to about 1,700 with the growing workload. BAE's York County facility has been operating since 1961.