Saturday, June 25, 2022

U.S. Army to procure FMTV protection kits

O’gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Co. has been awarded a $17.5 million contract by the U.S. Army for procuring Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles protection kits, the Pentagon said in a statement on Tuesday.

The U.S. Defense Department (DoD) has announced on 2 January that O’gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Co. LLC,* Fairfield, Ohio, was awarded a $60,7million contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command to procure Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles protection kits. 

According to DoD’s statement, work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2023. 


O’Gara Armoring is the world’s foremost producer of civilian armored vehicles used by government officials and VIP’s. This rich legacy shaped O’Gara Armoring’s entry into the military space, starting with the first up-armored HMMWV contract for the DoD.

The company’s performance with the HMMWV won it more high-profile contracts, including up-armor kits for both the FMTV and M1915, and the development of the armored cab for the Caiman MRAP.

As for Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), it is a series of vehicles, based on a common chassis, that vary by payload and mission requirements

For durability, reliability and advanced performance, the FMTV has been proven time and time again. It meets the demands – of the mission, of the battlefield and of the military personnel who rely on it. Commonality of parts – over 80 percent – across chassis variants significantly reduces the logistics burden as well as operational and support costs. And with a Long-Term Armor Strategy-compliant cab and other advanced technologies, military personnel get the enhanced protection they need to confidently complete their missions.

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