Pentagon Orders Nearly 800 More MRAPs for the Army; Trucks Likely Headed to Afghanistan

By Marjorie Censer / July 17, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department announced today contract awards for 773 more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and suggested the entire order would be sent to Afghanistan. Additionally, the purchase of just 800 vehicles suggests there will be another round of contracts. By awarding the $552 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, which has not received orders in recent months but has provided the bulk of the MRAPs sent to Afghanistan, the Pentagon indicated it will continue to direct the blast-proof...

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