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Where are the MRAP Going?

With missions in Iraq completed and Afghanistan drawing down, the Army hasn’t decided what to do with these monsters, available in many variants, from the massive Cougar to the all-terrain vehicle M-ATV, some are torn out by years of harsh service, others brand new, as they haven’t travelled a mile yet.

Poland Embarks on Helicopter Acquisition Program Worth up to US$1 Billion

The Polish Ministry of National Defense is embarking on the acquisition of a new transport helicopter for the Polish military, at an estimated budget of US$1 billion. The first phase will cover 26 aircraft: 16 new medium transport helicopters for the Army; four ASW and three for Search and Rescue SAR for the Navy and three Combat SAR for the air force.

GD Expands Tactical Vehicles Offering With FPI Merger

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) is widening its tactical armored vehicles portfolio with the acquisition of Force Protection Inc. (FPI). GDLS is a leading...

Force Protection’s Timberwolf Pursue Canadian TAPV Program

The Tactical Armored Patrol vehicle (TAPV) program of the Canadian Army is picking steam as the deadline for proposals nears. Force protection announced yesterday its offer submission for the program. The company is offering the ‘Timberwolf’, a 6x6 variant of the battle proven Cougar. A contract award to the final selected bidder for the TAPV requirement is currently expected by the second quarter of 2012.

Force Protection Expands Industry Team Targeting Canada’s TAPV Program

After teaming with CAE as its leading local partner, Force Protection Industries is strengthening the industry team adding Lockheed Martin Canada as the provider of integrated C4ISR systems for the program, and Elbit Systems, to provide the vehicle's main weapon system - an Israeli-designed, Canadian manufactured Dual Remote Weapon Station (DRWS).

Canada’s Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle Program

The Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) is a component of the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND) Land Combat Vehicles and Systems (LCVS) program,...

Despite Massive Acquisition, More Armored Vehicles Are Needed to Protect Brits...

Afghanistan is taking a heavy toll on the military resources of U.S. and NATO allies sharing the ISAF missions in that country. According to...

FPI Upgrades Cougar MRAP with Independent Suspensions

The Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) will be modified with an independent suspension kit, improving its all-terrain mobility. The company is testing different independent suspension systems...

Meet The Ridgeback

The first batch of the British Army new 4x4 Ridgback protected vehicles are currently being tested and are expected to be shipped to Afghanistan...

TACOM Orders two Cheetah M-ATV

The Force Protection Cheetah was one of several MRAP All Terrain Vehicle candidates that won the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) contract worth $1 million for...

British Forces in Afghanistan to Receive 1,200 New Armored Vehicles

Invest over £350 million in the procurement of hundreds of Tactical Support Armored Trucks The British Ministry of Defense announced a plan to deploy nearly...

British Medium Protected Patrol Vehicle (MPPV) Program

Armored vehicles at DSEi 07: Following the introduction of the heavily protected Mastiff armored vehicles, the British MOD plans to field, by 2009, 180 additional...

Special Vehicles for Different Missions?

"Vehicle Armoring – MRAP and Beyond" < Page 2 of 8 > By the early 2000s, a new class of 'mine protected vehicles' was introduced in...

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Armored Vehicles

The Pentagon has approved the expansion of the MRAP program to over 20,000 vehicles. The US Army plan to increase its fleet of MRAP...
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