BAE Systems has received a $31.6 million contract to upgrade military vehicles at its West Manchester Township facility.
The contract is a modification to upgrade a portion of Bradley Fighting Vehicles used by the U.S. Army National Guard, modernizing them from an analog-based system to the digital based system shared by most of the fleet, a company spokesman said. This new contract will not affect the planned 30-day furlough of 210 workers from mid-July to mid-August, according to Randy Coble, site communications manager at BAE.
BAE announced last week that it would furlough the workers because of delays in a 2011 U.S. Department of Defense contract, which caused a ripple effect through the production process.
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