Combat Tech

Oshkosh Truck will supply more MRAP armor

Armored vehicle maker Oshkosh Corp. will supply the U.S. Army with additional armor for the all-terrain version of the mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle under terms of a $14.5 million contract awarded on Aug. 6.

The Wisconsin truck maker has served as the Army’s sole source for off-road MRAPs, or M-ATVs, since 2009. The firm, fixed price contract calls for supplying “A-kits,” or extra armor, for M-ATVs. Oshkosh was the sole bidder for the contract, the Army said.

Most of the estimated 4,500 M-ATVs built so far by Oshkosh were deployed in Afghanistan.

The Army said it was obligating procurement funds allocated in fiscal 2011 for the armor contract.

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