Army awards MLRS update contract

By Ashley Tressel / September 12, 2018 at 12:19 PM

The Army last month awarded a potential $970 million, five-year contract to Michigan-based Loc Performance Products for "a major update" to its Multiple Launch Rocket System to improve the armored cab.

The MLRS, in service for 30 years, is in need of new crew armor and blast protection seating in the cab, which this new Improved Armored Cab modification kit seeks to provide, according to a notice posted on Federal Business Opportunities.

The Defense Department announced the initial award of $44 million on Aug. 16.