Plasan Gets Another Armor Contract For The MRAP-ATV

by: Matthew Potter
February 26, 2010

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Oshkosh builds the MRAP-ATV for the U.S. military for use in Afghanistan. This is a lighter, more maneuverable Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle then the older designs. They utilize the Israeli company, Plasan, to make armor kits for these vehicles. Because the U.S. has been buying billions of dollars worth of the vehicles Plasan as well has been receiving substantial contracts as well.

The company announced yesterday a further $170 million contract to build 1,460 kits. Plasan has been growing steadily as the world’s demand for armored vehicles, especially those optimized for protection against IED and mines, has also grown. As the U.S. and its allies build out their fleets of vehicles ultimately demand will decline. The MRAP market has already seen some changes as the focus of effort shifted from Iraq to Afghanistan and will again as the U.S. ends its commitment there.

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