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May 5th, 2009

Army issues contracts for nimble armor vehicle prototypes

Published on May 5th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Attention opaque and transparent armor aficionados: U.S. Army officials last week awarded contracts to four armored vehicle manufacturers to provide test and evaluation versions of a lighter, more-nimble version of itsĀ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The MRAP All Terrain Vehicle is mainly aimed for use in Afghanistan.

The Army is giving contracts for M-ATV test/evaluation vehicles are going to BAE Systems, Oshkosh Corp., Navistar International and Force Dynamics LLC, a joint venture of Force Protection and General Dynamics Land Systems. The Army plans to eventually award a winner-take-all contract based on an estimated order that could range from 2,000 to 10,000 M-ATVs.

Here is an Oshkosh Corp video on their vehicle:

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