(Bennington, Vermont, October 22, 2009) -- Plasan, a global leader in the field of combat-proven survivability and armor solutions for vehicles, airborne platforms and personal protection, today announced the delivery of 1000 armor kits for the U.S. Army's MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) as a subcontractor to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corporation. Today's delivery meets the latest production milestone in the contract awarded by U.S. Department of Defense to produce 5,219 M-ATVs for deployment in Afghanistan.
Arik Einhorn, Plasan's M-ATV Program Manager, said: "Plasan has set an all-time delivery record of 1000 armor kits. We attribute this achievement to the application of our Kitted Hull design concept, our solid supply chain of U.S. subcontractors, and the progressive manufacturing capabilities of our Bennington facility. Plasan employees continue to work very hard to meet this ambitious production schedule and maintain our focus on the warfighter. Plasan remains fully committed to meeting our production milestones. We are proud to meet yet another deadline on this crucial project."
Plasan credits this rapid delivery capacity to the application of its modular Kitted Hull concept. Under this concept, developed by Plasan, all armor parts and components are sent to the vehicle's manufacturer where they are applied to the vehicle at the assembly line, thereby allowing for future upgrades and more efficient manufacture. The Kitted Hull concept enables manufacturers to better use subcontractors for the rapid and cost-effective assembly of armored vehicles, responding quickly to increases in production volume as the needs of the end-users change.
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