August 2006: Oshkosh and
Plasan Sasa won a US Marine Corps contract to supply armor kits for 700 LVSR
trucks. The kits will be developed by Plasan Sasa beginning 2007, to be followed
by deliveries through 2010.
Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) trucks – which will replace the
current Marine Corps LVS - will be used as a heavy tactical logistics
distribution system for the transport of bulk liquids and cargo, ammunition,
containers, and tactical support equipment, and will also be utilized for
wrecker, towing, and recovery missions. The armor kit, engineered from composite
materials, will be customized to protect the driver’s cabin against Improvised
Explosive Devices (IEDs), mines, and other threats. Plasan's modular Armor
Protection Kits (APKs) are designed for field assembly, and can be transferred
from one vehicle to another, enabling rapid responses to evolving situations.