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13 Nov. 2018 -- The sprawling BAE Systems armored vehicles manufacturing complex at York, Pa., has won orders for a new Army troop carrier and a new Marine Corps. amphibious vehicle.
The facility also is upgrading the Army's Bradley fighting vehicle and Paladin self-propelled howitzer. The company is investing heavily in new machining systems and other capital equipment to sustain an expected surge in output. To a large degree, what BAE Systems is doing at York involves building back capacity that was lost during the Obama years.
BAE Systems has booked new business in the armored-vehicle segment of the military market as Army and Marine Corps leaders worry about their reliance on Cold War combat vehicles. An industrial-base study says that more than 80 percent of new armored-vehicle production for the two services will occur at York.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics
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