USMC Releases New Orders for 2,288 MRAPs

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The US Marine Corps announced yesterday the release of new orders worth $1.2 billion, for a total of 2,288 new Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicles destined for delivery by the end of April 2008.

see also: Three MRAP Producers will Share future Orders Worth $8.2 Billion

Three suppliers are sharing this lot, including International Military and Government (IMG), Force Protection Industries and BAE Systems. IMG will deliver 1,000 Category I MaxxPro vehicles for $509 million, Force protection Industries Inc, will deliver 533 Category I (Cougar 4x4) vehicles and 247 larger 6x6 Class II variants for $376 million. BAE Systems Land & Armaments will supply 399 Category II and 112 ambulance configured RG-33 MRAP variants to fulfill a $278 million order. BAE Systems also received another $44 million order for the delivery of 89 unspecified Category I MRAP variants (RG-31Mod 5?) , to be used by the US Special Operations Command. These vehicles are expected for delivery by March 2008.



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