BAE Systems has awarded Curtiss-Wright Controls a potential $75 million million contract to design the processing hardware for the fire control system on the U.S. Army‘s Bradley infantry fighting vehicle.
This contract is part of an award BAE won in September 2012 to develop an engineering change proposal for the vehicle, Curtiss-Wright said June 4.
Shipments under the agreement, initially worth $3 million, begin this month and will continue until the first quarter of 2015.
Curtiss-Wright’s defense solutions group will provide BAE a Turret Processor Unit III subsystem, which includes a single board computer and an Ethernet switch to support the vehicle’s fire control system.
TPU III is designed with a backplane technology and embedded training aimed to support the vehicle’s future operational requirements.