BENNINGTON, Vt. --- Plasan has delivered the highest quality armor for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) during the last seven months, meeting its contractual commitments.
Plasan was originally chosen by Navistar International Corporation’s military subsidiary, International Military and Government LLC (IMG), to provide armor 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. New orders for an additional 2,500 units will also be armored by Plasan.
Plasan’s globally-redundant supply chain management and production system ensures that Plasan can deliver state-of-the-art product worldwide. Plasan USA’s Vermont factory is at the heart of this innovative project management system.
To meet the ever increasing demand for more armored 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.
Plasan, a global company with locations in the United States, Europe and Israel, designs, innovates, manufactures and delivers customized armor solutions for military survivability applications, tactical personnel vehicles and aircraft. Plasan is a recognized leader in supplying proven, innovative, cutting-edge armor solutions that are utilized by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps for the LVSR, HEMTT-A4, the new MRAP vehicle, and in the combat-tested M915 and MTVR vehicle programs.
Most recently, Plasan has teamed with Oshkosh Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation to compete for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Technology Demonstration (TD) Phase award.
The choice of Plasan as the armored protection and design supplier for the MRAP program affirms once again that Plasan is out in front in the design, innovation and manufacturing of the world’s best lightweight, cost effective armored protection solutions.