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BAE Systems receives Caiman MTV support orders

27th January 2012 - 11:17 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


BAE Systems is to continue supporting the US Marine Corps’ Caiman Multi Theatre Vehicles (MTV) under additional delivery orders announced 26 January 2012. The three orders have a combined value of more than $148 million.

The orders will see BAE Systems provide 371 Caiman MTV rolling chassis with conversion kits, and adaptable Underbody Survivability Kits; carry out Continental United States Integration and enhancements of 1,040 Caiman MTVs; and procuring kits for a series of enhancements to the Caiman MTV.

The work will continue the cost-effective upgrading of currently fielded Caiman vehicles, enhancing protection and agility capabilities. Caiman MTV provides an effective combination of interior capacity, tactical mobility, operator comfort and survivability. Caiman MTV achieves greater survivability through an enhanced monolithic floor, a strengthened chassis frame and highly effective blast absorbing seats. The vehicle’s improved mobility is achieved with a greater vehicle track width, a strong independent suspension and an upgraded powertrain.

Deliveries under the orders are scheduled for to continue into 2013.

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