BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to provide field service representatives to support the transition work of 1,026 refurbished M113A2 and 21 refurbished M88A1 vehicles to the Iraqi Army.

The $14.2m contract by the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command will include maintenance support and crew training to effectively operate and maintain the equipment.

The company is also providing training and field service representatives to support Iraq’s fielding of the M88A2 vehicles.

BAE Systems Readiness and Sustainment business vice-president Robert Houston said, “The training and support we are providing will give Iraqi soldiers the knowledge and confidence they need to operate this US equipment.”

A total of 618 Iraqi light armoured vehicles and eight M88A2 heavy recovery vehicles have been delivered by the company to the US Government in support of Iraq’s armed forces under previous contracts.

Work on the contract will be carried out in Iraq.