Wednesday, September 12, 2007

MRAP Update

A look inside the command and control "guts" of the MRAP:

[T]he statement of work included in the solicitation (from the Marine Corps Systems Command) for the next generation of MRAP vehicles reveals that each of the new MRAP IIs could be stuffed with enough comm gear to take care of an infantry battalion.

If GPS and communications gadgetry turns you on, follow the link.

As the post reminds us all,

Bids for the MRAP II are due Oct. 1, and, according to the Marines, potential bidders include vehicle manufacturers such as AM General and Oshkosh Truck, as well integrators such as Lockheed Martin Systems Integration Group and BAE Systems.

That's T-minus 18 days.

It's probably safe to assume that there will be some really stressed out Oshkosh Truck employees burning the midnight oil by the barrel between now and the end of the month.

Best of luck, fellas!

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