OGara Armoring awarded contract to build armor hardware, turrets, integration kits for US Arm


O’Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Company (O’Gara Armoring) announced that the US Army Contracting Command awarded it with a fiveyear, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to produce armor hardware, turret systems (AHTS) and platform integration kits (PIKS) for the US Army.


O Gara armoring awarded contract to build armor hardware turrets integration kits for US Army
Armored AM General Humvee. The armored turret manufactured by O'Gara will differ from this illustration (Picture source: O'Gara Armoring)


Using a combination of transparent and opaque armor, the turrets provide gunners with 360° protection while maximizing visibility. Additionally, an integrated accessory package mitigates injuries from blasts, collisions and rough terrain. PIKS enable Remote Weapon Station installation on a variety of platforms, including the recently fielded Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP), High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and M1A2 Abrams main battle tank.

Production will start immediately, and O’Gara Armoring views this contract as an opportunity to reassert itself in the military market place. “We are extremely proud to be selected to provide this survivability equipment to our US Army customer,” said O’Gara’s general manager, Mike Reynolds. “We are also encouraged by this opportunity to reestablish ourselves as a primary supplier of armored military components for the US DoD and look forward to future opportunities.” Located in Fairfield, Ohio, O’Gara Armoring designs, fabricates and integrates armored products to meet various protection requirements on military and commercial platforms. The Company traces its lineage to coachbuilders from the 1870s. It transitioned to armored vehicles in the 1950s, starting with President Truman’s presidential limousine.


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 Humvee destroyed by an IED (Picture source: O'Gara Armoring)


 

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