Spartan Chassis awarded subcontract by BAE Systems for 22 International Light Armored Vehicles
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|Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:21 AM|
|Spartan Chassis awarded subcontract by BAE Systems for 22 International Light Armored Vehicles|
Spartan Chassis, a business unit of Spartan Motors, announced yesterday that its Defense and Government operating group has been awarded a subcontract from defense contractor BAE Systems to support the production of 22 International Light Armored Vehicles.
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This subcontract is the second delivery order against a three year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract and validates the diversified growth and operational strengths of the Spartan Defense and Government business unit.
These vehicles perform specialized, mission-critical tasks such as supporting convoy operations, investigating possible improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and additional rapid response needs. Under the terms of the subcontract, Spartan will provide automotive integration, final assembly, coordination of Government inspection and delivery to the Government. Production for the units will begin in February 2015 on Spartan's Charlotte campus with an expected completion of June 2015.
"This subcontract is another confirmation that Spartan Chassis maintains the operational excellence and competencies required to execute to the exacting standards of BAE," said Art Ickes, Division President, Specialty Vehicles. "Spartan is pleased to provide major customers like BAE Systems with the highest quality vehicles for these mission critical and often life-saving deployments. We appreciate our ongoing partnership with BAE Systems."
Spartan has been awarded multiple subcontract orders for advanced tactical vehicles under the International Light Armored Vehicle (ILAV), Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) and Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) programs.