MRAP Advance Purchase #2: Oshkosh, PVI & GD

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HMMWV, IEDed(click to view full) On February 26, 2007, “MRAP: Survivable Rides, Start Rolling” opened a window into the USA’s Mine-Resistant, Ambush Protected Vehicle competition for at least 4,100 vehicles to supplement vulnerable Hummers on today’s non-linear battlefield. A similar “early order for the front” trio of delivery orders was issued on February 23, 2007, and DID is now able to offer full details re: the specific vehicles ordered for front-line deployment. Winners included Oshkosh Truck (Category I patrol vehicle), Protected Vehicles, Inc. (Category II JERRV), and the General Dynamics Land Systems/BAE OMC partnership (both categories). MRAP: The Types Iraq: US Cougar 6×6,Polish M1114 HMMWV,Iraqi police van(click to view full) The Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA, are the lead agency in the MRAP program, which aims to procure vehicles for the US Army and Navy as well. Category I MRAP vehicles are patrol vehicles designed to carry around 6 troops, including the driver; to date, the USA’s preferred purchase in this category has been the RG-31 from BAE OMC and General Dynamics Canada, or the Cougar 4×4 variant from Force Protection. Category II MRAP vehicles are squad vehicles designed to carry up to 10 troops including the driver, […]

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