Spartan Chassis Inc, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors Inc, has received a $49 million subcontract order from General Dynamics Land Systems to supply and integrate key chassis components in the production of advanced tactical vehicles under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) program.
Vehicles under this order will be used by multiple branches of the United States military. MRAPs are prized by the military for their V-shaped hulls, raised chassis, and improved armor, which help protect servicemen and women from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs; mines; and other hazards.
General Dynamics Land Systems, headquartered in Sterling Heights MI, is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics Corp. The company designs and builds armored vehicles and subsystems for the US Army and Marine Corps, as well as international customers, and is the defense industry's largest supplier of armored military vehicles.