US Army to Receive Additional Armour Kits for M-ATVs

21 September 2009 (Last Updated September 21st, 2009 18:30)

The US Army has awarded a contract to armoured vehicle manufacturer Plasan to deliver 352 armour kits for the army's MRAP all-terrain vehicle (M-ATV). Under the contract, the company will deliver the armour kits as a subcontractor to Oshkosh Defence contributing to the earlier announcem

The US Army has awarded a contract to armoured vehicle manufacturer Plasan to deliver 352 armour kits for the army's MRAP all-terrain vehicle (M-ATV).

Under the contract, the company will deliver the armour kits as a subcontractor to Oshkosh Defence contributing to the earlier announcement of 3,000 armour kits for the vehicles.

The mine-resistant ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle (M-ATV) is an armoured vehicle with improved mobility and survivability.

The vehicle has seating for four passengers and one gunner. It can reach a maximum speed of 65mph with a maximum payload of 4,000lb. The gross vehicle weight rating of an M-ATV is 14,742kg.

Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corporation has also been awarded a $1.05bn contract to produce M-ATVs for deployment in Afghanistan.