Vermont’s Plasan gets another contract with US Army

first_imgPlasan, of Bennington, Vermont, a global leader in survivability and combat-proven armor solutions for vehicles, airborne platforms and personal protection, today announced it has won yet another contract for the delivery of 352 armor kits for the US Army’s MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) as sub-contractor to Oshkosh Defense. Today’s increase follows earlier announcements of 3,000 unit increase in the $1.05 billion contract awarded by US Department of Defense to a team led by Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corporation to produce M-ATVs for deployment in Afghanistan.Dan Ziv, CEO of Plasan, said of the contract: “Plasan is pleased to renew its commitment to this project and to saving the lives of American war fighters. Because Plasan partners with U.S.-based sub-contractors, our newest contract will create new jobs at a critical time in the U.S. economy. Plasan continues to meet its production deadlines to supply protection to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. This increased order is yet another vote of confidence by the Department of Defense for Plasan’s proven track record of on-time delivery.”Plasan North America and its local sub-contractors have made advance preparations to comply with strict composite specifications and a tight delivery schedule. Through the application of the modular Kitted Hull 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, thus improving efficiency and reliability. Plasan’s production capabilities are complemented by a comprehensive supply chain that encompasses suppliers of materials, equipment and solutions throughout the U.S. This extensive network enables the production capacity the necessary flexibility to expand or reduce production volumes according to demand.About PlasanPlasan provides customized survivability solutions for tactical wheeled vehicles, aircraft, naval platforms, civilian armored vehicles and personal protection. A recognized global leader and industry veteran, Plasan’s survivability solutions offer the optimal combination of protection, payload, and cost by combining in-house R&D, design, prototyping and manufacturing capabilities.Plasan combines innovative survivability engineering and design with advanced armor materials development. Its unique development process is based on continuous interaction between the R&D and the Design & Prototyping departments. During this process, Plasan combines computer-generated analysis and simulations with real-time calibration and ballistic test data. The effective combination of test and simulation data enables improved simulation accuracy and performance, resulting in the optimal survivability solution.Plasan’s engineers are unique in terms of their military backgrounds and hands-on experience. As veterans of the Israel Defense Forces they are familiar with soldiers’ behavior during combat and share a common language with the end user. This often contributes to the development of life saving solutions.Plasan’s success is a combination of innovation, a high level of commitment and a full range of in-house capabilities. As a preferred supplier to the Israel Defense Forces and an approved supplier to ministries of defense around the world, Plasan’s solutions have been tried and tested by dozens of armed forces in the most demanding battlefields such as Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan.Source: Plasan Sasa Ltd. BENNINGTON, Vt., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img

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