BAE Systems has been awarded a four-year U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract to produce tactical vests equipped with soft body armor for men and women of the armed services who serve in harm’s way. The vests hold hard-armor plates and soft-armor ballistic inserts, which provide soldiers with advanced protection. The Improved Outer Tactical Vests offer Soldiers lighter-weight equipment with advanced features and increased mobility in the field.

The four-year contract, awarded by DLA Troop Support, covers the production of Outer Tactical Vests and Improved Outer Tactical Vests, plus associated components

The company has received an initial $48 million in orders, which are expected to be completed by February 2013. The total value of the contract orders could reach approximately $267 million over the next four years.

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