Plasan (Kibbutz Sasa, Israel) reported on Jan. 10 that it will supply U.S. firm International Military and Government LLC with its advanced critical MRAP (mine-resistant ambush protected) vehicle protection, for an additional 1,500 armored vehicles. The armored vehicles are to be delivered by the end of July 2008. The contract is worth more than $200 million.
This deal continues and builds on a June 2007 order for 1,200 units awarded by the U.S. military to International and Plasan. "This second order reinforces and affirms the high level of satisfaction by the client, and it helps to secure Plasan's position as a world leader in ballistic protection,"says Plasan's CEO Dani Ziv.
The ballistic protection solutions which Plasan will provide the Marines under this expanded order build on those which it has already provided to the U.S. military, to the defense and security forces of Israel, and to others worldwide. Established in 1985, Plasan Sasa develops, manufactures and assembles Add-On Armor Protection Kits (APKs) for lightweight military tactical truck and wheeled vehicles (armored personel carriers/trucks), fixed and rotary wing aircraft, commercial vehicles, and personal protection armor.