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BAE Systems–Northrop Grumman team working on Ground Combat Vehicle program

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Arlington-based BAE Systems Inc. is teaming with Northrop Grumman Corp. on a $449.9 million contract for the technology development phase of the U.S. Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle program.

The technology development phase is a 24-month program directed at taking the proposal through the preliminary design review in anticipation of building vehicle prototypes. The BAE Systems-Northrop Grumman team was one of two industry teams awarded technology development phase contracts.

“Advancing to this next phase in the competition brings us one step closer to fielding a vehicle for our soldiers that is affordable, provides for maximum force protection and is built to accommodate future technological enhancements,” said Mark Signorelli, vice president and general manager of weapon systems at BAE Systems.

The BAE Systems-Northrop Grumman vehicle features an adaptive platform that, officials at the companies say, will allow the Army more mobility and versatility while protecting the soldiers that use the vehicle.

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