BAE Wins $16M Ballistic Body Armor Order from US Army

BAE Systems has received a $15.8 million order to produce XSBI hard body armor for the U.S. Army, the company announced Thursday.

The order is an add-on to a contract awarded to BAE in September 2010, bringing the total contract value to around $50.6 million.

The XSBI body armor inserts, which consists of side ballistic insert plates, are worn by soldiers on both sides of the torso for ballistic protection.

BAE said it will perform the work at its Phoenix, Ariz. facility and is expected to begin delivery in February 2012.


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