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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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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.