BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP and Western Digital Technologies have been awarded significant contracts by the U.S. Army and Air Force, respectively. BAE Systems, based in York, Pennsylvania, received a $63.9 million modification to a contract for producing M109A7 self-propelled howitzers and M992A3 carrier ammunition tracked vehicles, with completion expected by December 2027. Western Digital Technologies in San Jose, California, was awarded a $35 million contract for developing advanced, radiation-hardened memory devices for space and strategic systems, with the project completion slated for November 2028.
- BAE Systems Contract: This contract modification for BAE Systems involves producing military vehicles, specifically howitzers and ammunition carriers, with a completion date set for the end of 2027.
- Western Digital Technologies Contract: Western Digital’s contract focuses on the development of radiation-hardened memory devices for use in space and strategic military systems, expected to be completed by late 2028.
- Funding and Obligation: Both contracts have had funds obligated at the time of award, with BAE Systems’ contract utilizing Army funds and Western Digital’s contract using Air Force research and development funds.
- Contracting Activities: The Army Contracting Command in Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is overseeing BAE Systems’ contract, while the Air Force Research Lab in Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is managing Western Digital’s contract.
- Competitive Acquisition: Western Digital’s contract was awarded following a competitive acquisition process that received ten offers, highlighting the strategic importance and competitive nature of military technology development.