Spartan Chassis, Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. today announced it 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, or MRAP, program.
The vehicles under this order will be utilized by multiple branches of the U.S. 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 of war.
"This latest contract award is further validation of Spartan's expertise and responsiveness in the critical role we play in the production of MRAP vehicles," said Richard Schalter, president of Spartan Chassis. "These vehicles continue to be the U.S. military's highest priority and we are honored to be among the suppliers selected to provide products that safeguard the lives of our military men and women."
General Dynamics Land Systems, headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation. The company designs and builds armored vehicles and subsystems for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and international customers, and is the defense industry's largest supplier of armored military vehicles.