BAE systems to refurbish M113A2s for Iraq
ANNISTON, Ala., Feb. 10, 2012. BAE Systems in partnership with the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) are refurbishing 440 M113A2 armored personnel carriers for Iraq through a foreign military sales contract worth more than $31 million.
Under a separate effort, BAE Systems will provide materials to ANAD to refurbish 586 M113A2s also bound for Iraq. In addition, BAE Systems is also providing field service support and equipment trainers to help with fielding the equipment to the Iraqi Army.
The M113 is part of the largest family of armored tracked vehicles in the world and includes more than 80,000 vehicles worldwide with 40 variants. It can transport 12 troops plus a driver and is capable of amphibious operation, extended cross-country travel and operation on improved roads and highways.