Loc Performance Products to upgrade US Army M270 MLRS Armoring

The August 20's award of a contract by the U.S. Government to Loc Performance Products, Inc. represents a trend of saving money while improving the quality of products and enhancing the safety of those serving in America's Armed Forces. This newest contract is for the manufacture of an armored assembly for the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS). The contract is valued at $475 Million.

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An M270 multiple launch rocket system fires during a live fire training exercise at Rocket Valley, South Korea, Sep. 25, 2017
(Credit: U.S. Army/Sgt. Michelle U. Blesam, 210th FA BDE PAO)

Under the contract, Loc Performance Products, based in Plymouth, Mich., will provide a newly constructed armored cab, upgrading the entire cab design in order to better protect crew members.

The contract is described as a "build to print" effort that uses a Government-provided Technical Data Package.

Lou Burr, CEO of Loc Performance Products, said the company has, since 2014, has received more than $1.1 billion in prime contracts to the Government.

"We have continued to bring a cost competitive mindset to large Government prime contract opportunities," said Burr. "This has served to drive down cost in the industry without sacrificing delivery or performance."

Burr also credits the company's expertise and experience as a premier full-service manufacturer of large CNC machined components, fabricated structures, and assemblies for military and industrial applications for playing a role in the awarding of this contract.

Much of what the Government included in this contract's performance criteria lines up with Loc's capabilities, which includes its robust welding certification program and supply chain management integration.