$10.1M Order for MDT David Up-Armored Urban Vehicles

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MDT-DAV “David” ULAVs(click to view full) Arotech subsidiary and small business qualifier MDT Armor Corp. in Auburn, AL received the full $10.1 million increment of its firm-fixed-price contract for model MDT-DAV “David” urban light armored vehicles (ULAVs) with manufacturer Furnished Spare. Work will be performed in Auburn, AL and is expected to be completed by July 30, 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on April 21, 2006 by the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, MI (W56HZV-06-C-0413). Though DefenseLINK did not explicitly say so, MDT confirmed that the vehicles are for the Israeli Defense Forces as part of a $22 million April 2006 buy. So… just what is an ULAV, anyway? What’s its relationship to Land Rovers and G-Wagens? And could it be the forerunner of a larger trend for Western militaries? Going: up-armored Sufa(click to view full) The Israeli Defense Forces have actually used MDT-DAV vehicles for a couple of years, with “under two dozen” in use on a trial basis by certain units before the follow-on order was placed. The IDF’s version is built on top of a Land Rover Defender chassis, and […]

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