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US Marine Corps awards $56 mln MRAP contract to BAE Systems

RG-33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. Photo: BAE Systems.

ARLINGTON (BNS): US Marine Corps has awarded a $56 million contract to BAE Systems for five separate delivery orders on the RG-33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP),

Under the (IDIQ) contract, the company will upgrade the MRAP vehicles which are currently in the field.

“This work is important to ensure that MRAP vehicles deployed with our troops are enhanced to maximize mission effectiveness and are appropriately supported on operations to ensure availability," Chris Chambers, vice president and general manager of the tactical wheeled vehicles product line at BAE Systems, said.

“Keeping these vehicles capable of performing in increasingly demanding conditions and terrain is paramount, adding to our troops safety and success."

The RG-33 Family of Vehicles (FOV) are highly survivable, mine-resistant vehicles capable of meeting multiple mission profiles with several mission-specific variants.

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