MRAP-ATV Continues To Drive Work For Plasan Bennington

by: Matthew Potter
March 15, 2010

Category: Business Line, Companies, Contract Awards, Department of Defense, Events, logistics, Oshkosh Truck Corp, Plasan, production program, Services, States, Vermont | RSS 2.0

The MRAP-ATV is the new lighter, more maneuverable MRAP made for service in Afghanistan. Oshkosh won the production contract and so far has been awarded contracts for over 8,000 vehicles by the U.S. military. Plasan Bennington makes armor plates for the vehicles and as Oshkosh receives contracts so does the Vermont company.

It announced that Oshkosh had given it a sub-contract worth over $170 million as part of a recent order of 1,460 MRAP vehicles. As the U.S. industry geared up to produce not only MRAPs but also uparmored HUMVEE and trucks several companies expanded their capabilities. Plasan Bennington is one along with BAE Systems. Protection against IED and mines demands the production of sophisticated metal plates for use on military vehicles.

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