15 January 2008
15 January 2008
Plasan will supply US firm International Military and Government, LLC with its advanced critical MRAP vehicle protection, for an additional 1,500 armoured vehicles.
Plasan specializes in the development and manufacture of add on armour systems for the military and commercial market using composite material technologies. This $200 million contract calls for the vehicles to be delivered by the end of July 2008.
This contract continues and builds on last June’s order for 1,200 units awarded by the U.S. military to International and Plasan. “This second order reinforces and affirms the high level of satisfaction by the client, and it helps to secure Plasan’s position as a world leader in ballistic protection,” says Plasan’s CEO Dani Ziv.
""We maintain"", points out Ziv, “and expand our ongoing cooperation initiatives with local companies in our client countries.” Ziv goes on to say, “This is an integral aspect of our mode of operation. We recognize the need to generate employment and to contribute to the further development of technological know-how and manufacturing capabilities everywhere our systems are sold.”
The ballistic protection solutions which Plasan will provide the Marines under this expanded order build on those which it has already provided to the U.S. military, to the defense and security forces of Israel, and to others worldwide.
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