The US Army has awarded a $200m contract to Israeli-based customised armour systems manufacturer Plasan to armour military trucks.

Under the contract, the company will provide custom-built armour systems to 1,700 military vehicles used by the US troops in Afghanistan.

The major work will be carried out at the company’s facilities in Israel with the rest performed by Plasan’s subsidiary company in Vermont of the US.

The company has already provided armour to 2,224 US Army vehicles as a subcontractor for armoured military vehicles manufacturer Oshkosh.