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Sunday, December 2, 2012, 12:51 PM
 
BAE Systems receives a contract from U.S. Army to convert RG33 MRAP into MMPV 6x6 vehicle.
BAE Systems has received a $37.6 million contract from the Letterkenny Army Depot to provide the spare parts and kits needed to convert 250 RG33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected or MRAP vehicles into Medium Mine Protected Vehicles or MMPV, a 6x6 state-of-the-art wheeled military vehicle.
     
BAE Systems has received a $37.6 million contract from the Letterkenny Army Depot to provide the spare parts and kits needed to convert 250 RG33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected or MRAP vehicles into Medium Mine Protected Vehicles or MMPV, a 6x6 state-of-the-art wheeled military vehicle.
BAE Systems RG33 MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected

     

The spare parts and kits will be assembled by the existing workforce at the BAE Systems facility in Anniston.

As part of the new contract, the company will provide a rear ramp, used for the deployment of remotely operated unmanned ground vehicles in route and area clearance missions and a new heating and air conditioning system for the vehicle. The MMPV has a V-shaped hull that provides superior blast protection against symmetrical, asymmetrical and unconventional explosives hazards. The wheeled vehicle also has a large modular interior, high mobility chassis and extensive equipment options. Other soldier-friendly features include large bullet-resistant windows and a 360-degree situational awareness suite.

“BAE Systems has a long history in vehicle conversions and modernizations,” Robert Houston, vice president and deputy general manager of Weapon Systems and Support at BAE Systems, said in the press release. “Our work on the MMPV program will not only increase the capabilities of the vehicle, but will also further strengthen our partnership with the Letterkenny Army Depot."

 
 
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