BAE Systems upgrades M88 recovery vehicles to HERCULES configurationNews
July 09, 2015
ARLINGTON, Va. BAE Systems has been selected to convert 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation Systems (HERCULES) configuration in a contract with the U.S. Army with an estimating value of $110.4 million.
“This award continues the Army’s stated objective to pure-fleet its M88s to the more capable HERCULES configuration,” says John Tile, director of Recovery Programs at BAE Systems.
Due to the U.S. Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) vehicles increasing weight, the M88 vehicle upgrades with the HERCULES configuration will help support soldiers on the field, recover the M1 Abrams tank, and the mine-resistant ambush protect (MRAP) variants in a combat environment.
Deliveries will begin January 2017 through October 2017, as work on this contract is expected to start immediately and take place at the company’s facilities in York, Pa., and Aiken, S.C.