General Dynamics to upgrade Cougar MRAP armoured vehicles for U.S. Marine Corps 0204142


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 08:30 AM
General Dynamics to upgrade Cougar MRAP armoured vehicles for U.S. Marine Corps.
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va., has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems – Force Protection a contract valued at $74.7 million for egress upgrade kits in support of the Cougar Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) program.

The company will develop, design and produce 916 egress kits for the Cougar vehicles. The kits will include upgrades to the Cougar's front doors, rear doors, rear steps and exhaust system. General Dynamics will complete delivery of the kits by September 2015.

The Cougar is a family of armored vehicles produced by Force Protection Inc (Now General Dynamics) , which manufactures ballistic and mine-protected vehicles.

The Cougar comes in two configurations, a 4×4 and 6×6. It is designed for the transport and protection of troops and equipment, especially against mines or IEDs.

Some 4,000 of these vehicles will have been fielded under the US military's MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) and other vehicle programs. The vehicles was used by the U.S. armed forces during the war in Iraq and in Afghanistan.


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