BAE upgrades C4I capabilities on US Army’s mine-resistant tactical vehicle

BAE Systems has upgraded command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) capabilities on the US Army’s 5,000th mine-resistant tactical vehicle.

The upgrade was carried out in support of the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic to improve the mission capabilities of the army’s tactical vehicle fleet and improve situational awareness for soldiers.

It forms a part of the Tactical Vehicle Engineering and Prototyping Support Services programme through SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic, based in Charleston, South Carolina.

The integration work is being performed at BAE Systems’ facility in Summerville.

The C4I upgrades are claimed to improve vehicle communications systems, intercom systems, mobile network systems, and soldier protective systems on a variety of mine-resistant vehicles, including M-ATV vehicles, MaxxPro DASH and Ambulances and RG-31 platforms.

BAE Systems C4ISR and Electronic Systems business vice-president Kris Busch said: “Our experts ensure that rigorous quality standards are met when installing this equipment because these technologies and communications systems must perform flawlessly when our soldiers are in harm’s way.

“These vehicles are being redeployed throughout the world to support critical current and ongoing missions.”

BAE Systems supports information technology services contracts and the welding and machining of combat vehicles, such as the amphibious combat vehicle, armoured multi-purpose vehicle, and Bradley family of vehicles.

The company also produced mine-resistant vehicles, including RG-31s and RG-33s.

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