FBM Babcock Wins U.S. Contract

The U.S. Army's Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) awarded FBM Babcock Marine a contract to commence the overhaul and modernization of its fleet of specialist Bridge Erection Boats (BEBs). The contract to upgrade the existing U.S. Army BEBs of Mkl and Mk2 specification to a new BEB-M22 specification will be managed by FBM Babcock Marine from Southampton in the U.K., in conjunction with Silver Ships Inc. of Theodore, Ala.

The work to be performed under the modernization program will include condition assessments, structural and coating overhauls, replacement of obsolete equipment including new waterjets, marine diesel engines and control systems.

and the development of a new Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) package.

FBM Babcock Marine has selected AM General for the ILS contract which will include new technical manuals, parts breakdown books, operational manuals and training packages.

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