MRAP order for General Dynamics

US Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics a contract and an initial delivery order for the testing, production and support of four Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.


US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada a contract and an initial delivery order for the testing, production and support of four Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.



According to General Dynamics, the MRAP vehicles will provide improved protection for troops from mines, improvised explosive devices and other threats. A possible follow-on production contract could call for the delivery of up to 4100 vehicles.



Under this contract, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will provide the program management and logistic support while BAE Systems Ground Systems Division, in conjunction with BAE Systems Land Systems OMC, will manufacture the vehicles in York, Pennsylvania.



GeneralDynamicsLand Systems-Canada is providing vehicles for Category I and Category II requirements of the MRAP program under this contract.



The General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada MRAP vehicle is based on the RG-31 Mk5, the latest version of the RG-31 vehicle family. The Mk5 is said to deliver a significant increase in power and payload while offering enhanced mine blast resistance, as well as protection against improvised explosive devices and ballistic threats.