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General Dynamics wins Cougar survivability upgrade work

4th February 2014 - 16:07 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection will perform survivability upgrade work on the US Marine Corps' Cougar vehicles under a $26 million contract announced on 4 February.

The contract will see the company develop, design and produce 468 Seat Survivability Upgrade (SSU) kits for Cougar combat vehicles previously delivered under the Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) programme.

The kits will include energy absorbing seats, five-point seatbelts and blast mats to enhance the survivability and operation of the Cougar. Additional improvements include a reconfiguration of the internal crew Automatic Fire Extinguisher System, upgrades to the driver and co-driver compartments, and other improvements to the interior layout and stowage.

The delivery of the kits is scheduled to be complete by July 2015.

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