facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Marines order more body armor plates

Nov. 3, 2010 at 8:31 AM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Marines will continue to receive for scalable plate carrier components and spare parts for their body armor under a contract to Eagle Industries Unlimited.

The sole-source, follow-on contract to Missouri's Eagle Industries, a business unit of ATK of Minnesota, is worth $18.5 million.

The SPC system works in conjunction with BAE System's soft armor ballistic package and provides the Marines with a lightweight, yet effective body armor solution that supports an overall effort to lighten the load of Marines.

The company said production is under way and deliveries are expected to be completed early next year.

"The SPC system provides troops with protection they need while lightening the load they carry into the field," said Ron Johnson, president of ATK's Security and Sporting group. "We remain flexible in order to deliver affordable innovation to support U.S. Marines and the mission at hand."

ATK said in a news release that Eagle has produced 65,000 systems to date.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Tesla could face sales ban in Michigan Tesla could face sales ban in Michigan
2
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
3
Russia doesn't fear Azeri gas, scholar says Russia doesn't fear Azeri gas, scholar says
4
Europe must drop the euro, Germany abandon mercantilism Europe must drop the euro, Germany abandon mercantilism
5
British Reaper UAVs join the fight against Islamic State British Reaper UAVs join the fight against Islamic State
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback