BAE Systems Completes Production of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

  • (Source: BAE Systems)
  • 12:00 AM, November 21, 2008
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ARLINGTON, Va. --- BAE Systems has completed production of more than 5,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles under existing contracts with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. Ceremonies to commemorate this milestone were held this week at BAE Systems MRAP-related sites in Charlotte, Michigan and Sealy, Texas.>> The events celebrate the completion of a 22-month production run for two BAE Systems variants of the MRAP the Caiman and the RG33; the U.S. Government has purchased 2,868, and 2,182 of those vehicles, respectively. The final Caiman rolled off the assembly line this week, and the RG33L was delivered to the government on Wednesday. Additional RG33 and Caiman variants will be delivered to the government in coming months.>> The BAE Systems' Team has excelled in its support of our Armed Services in its time of urgent need. Caiman has been On Time-On Target, said Chris Chambers, Vice President, Medium/Heavy Vehicles at BAE Systems. By any measure Caiman is a success: contract award to production deliveries in 43 days; an unmatched, exemplary delivery to contract and a vehicle protection and reliability record that has enabled our troops to complete their vital mission.>> The RG33 represents an unprecedented story of success that reflects industries unsurpassed rapid response to the Department of Defenses immediate requirement to defeat an ever evolving threat, said Matt Riddle, Vice President, Wheeled Combat Vehicles at BAE Systems. From design to fielding in less than six months, the RG33 has proven itself worthy in combat and has well earned the respect and accolades of its U.S. military crewmen.