Spartan Motors Chassis Inc. will supply some critical chassis components and integrated systems for 32 armored utility vehicles under a subcontract placed by BAE Systems Inc., as a part of the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) program.
The value and terms of the subcontract were not released.
The MRAP program supplies the U.S. Army and United States Marine Corps with specially armored fighting vehicles capable of surviving IED attacks and ambushes. BAE Systems is one of several contractors building and outfitting the vehicles.
Spartan Motors Chassis is a subsidiary of Spartan Motors Inc. that designs and manufactures chassis and aftermarket parts for emergency-response, recreation, defense, and specialty vehicles. John Sztykiel, president and CEO, called the assignment “another win for our U.S. forces that are in harm's way. Countering the significant threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) remains a constant battle every day in Afghanistan. Just as in Iraq, these specialized armored vehicles will assist our servicemen and women in accomplishing their missions safely."
Sztykiel added that the BAE Systems subcontract validates the technical innovation and operational strengths of Spartan's defense and government business unit.