Venture formed for Army MRAP contract

April 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 26 (UPI) -- Four U.S. companies have formed a joint venture firm in a common bid to obtain a U.S. Army contract for maintenance and support of armored vehicles.

The joint venture is named Mission Readiness and was formed by DynCorp International, Force Protection Industries, Oshkosh Defense and McLane Advanced Technologies.

Collectively, the companies support 94 percent of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Family of Vehicles used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Kuwait as well as in the continental United States.

"There is no job more important than keeping our troops safe and mission-ready," said James Grazioplene, Mission Readiness chief executive officer. "Mission Readiness is 100 percent focused on ensuring that the warfighter will have the vehicles they need for the fight, every day."

The U.S. Army TACOM LCMC issued a request for proposals on June 7 for Contractor Logistics Sustainment and Support for the MRAP FOV. The five-year contract is valued at a total of more than $3 billion, if all options are exercised.

The Army logistics sustainment and support contract the joint venture is pursuing is for five years. If all contract options were exercised, it would be worth $3 billion.

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