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Forces in Iraq to Receive 320 Kits for Up-Armoring M113s

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M113A3 APC BAE Systems, Santa Clara, CA received a $16 million firm-fixed-price contract for M113A3 and M1064A3 (an M113 variant that carries and fires a Soltam 120mm mortar) Survivability Enhancement Armor. Scrutinizing the actual contract [PDF format], DID finds that the entire contract of $32 million has been funded, the $16 million is simply 50%, and that the armor kits of transparent armored gun shields, high hard applique armor, anti-RPG “slat armor” or bar armor, and mine armor are destined for Iraq: M113 Add on Armor Install Site ATTN: 3ID AOA Manager, Maj Chris Byler Daghdad International Airport (BIAP), Iraq While a July 5/05 DID article noted that Iraq is receiving a shipment of 180 M113s from Switzerland (which DID did not claim would be part of Iraq’s armored division), the numbers in this contract (320 anti-mine and TAGS kits, 255 M113 armor kits, 65 M1064A3 armor kits) appear to indicate that it relates to American M113s in theater. Note that $7M of the entire contract ($3.4 million of the listed award) is for installation of the kits on location. As DID has noted in the past, In January 2005 it was reported that the US Army would send more […]

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