Under several recently issued contracts valued at a total of nearly $18 million, Phoenix-based BAE Systems will continue to provide hard armor inserts for soldiers on the battlefield.

Among the contracts issued is a $10.2 million order from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency for Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts (ESAPI); an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract award for up to $6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for SPEAR BALCS inserts and a $500,000 research and development contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for Enhanced Concealable Small Arms Protective Inserts.

Deliveries on these orders are expected to be complete by April 2015.

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