Pentagon Likely to Order At Least 1,000 More M-ATVs Next Week

By Marjorie Censer / November 2, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department is likely to order at least 1,000 more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles early next week, program officials said today. The Pentagon is 1,400 vehicles shy of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council-approved requirement of 6,644 M-ATVs, but MRAP program manager Paul Mann told Inside the Army today that orders are planned based on lead time. Speaking to ITA at an M-ATV display at the Pentagon, he predicted DOD will "at least order 1,000" around Nov. 10,...

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