US Army to move toward “pure-fleet” of M88A2 Hercules ARVs

m88-herculesArmy-Technology.com is reporting that BAE has received a contract from the US Army worth $110 million to upgrade 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Hercules standard.  BAE Systems Recovery Program director John Tile said: “The HERCULES is an integral part of the US Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) and essential to its recovery missions as the fleet becomes heavier.  This award continues the Army’s stated objective to pure-fleet its M88s to the more capable HERCULES configuration.”  According to a BAE press release, work on the contract is expected to begin immediately and will take place primarily at the company’s York, Pennsylvania, and Aiken, South Carolina, facilities. Deliveries will begin in January 2017 and continue through October 2017.