14 April 2008
14 April 2008
Plasan has delivered armour for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) during the last seven months, meeting its contractual commitments, and new orders for an additional 2,500 units will also be armoured by Plasan.
Plasan was originally chosen by Navistar International Corporation’s military subsidiary, International Military and Government LLC (IMG), to provide armour for 1,955 vehicles to the U.S. Marine Corps for delivery by the end of February 2008. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, MRAP vehicles are required to increase survivability and mobility of troops operating in hazardous fire zone areas.
To meet the ever increasing demand for more armoured vehicles in the field, Plasan has expanded its manufacturing facility in Vermont, increasing employment nearly fourfold to more than 200 jobs while adding new, larger capacity equipment. Additionally, Plasan is licensing its intellectual property to IMG, which is now sharing Plasan’s design, technology and assembly with its other suppliers – greatly expanding the global supply chain’s ability to deliver quickly.
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