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BAE Delivers Upgraded Warrior Vehicles to British Army

27 June 2011

BAE Systems has developed and delivered 70 upgraded British Army Warrior infantry fighting vehicles in Afghanistan under a £30m upgrade contract awarded by the UK Ministry of Defence.

The company designed, developed, manufactured and fitted 30 new upgrades, known as Theatre Entry Standard - Herrick (TES (H)), onto the vehicles.

The TES (H) upgrade includes a modular armour system, enhanced seating to further improve mine protection, upgraded suspension and ride height as well as motorsport-derived carbon-fibre brakes.

The company also developed and fitted Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) modifications onto the vehicles specifically for use in Afghanistan.

The upgrades were aimed to further improve crew protection and restore vehicle mobility that had been reduced as a result of increases in vehicle weight.

More than 70 UOR modifications were previously developed and produced for Warrior vehicles for operations in Kosovo and Iraq.