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Improved exits for US Marine Corps Cougar vehicles

1st April 2014 - 15:59 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection is to deliver new egress upgrade kits to the US Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico for the Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) programme. The $74.7 million contract was announced on 1 April.

The contract will see the company develop, design and produce 916 egress kits which will be installed on Cougar vehicles.

The kits will include upgrades to the Cougar's front doors, rear doors, rear steps and exhaust system.

According to the US Department of Defense, the upgrades are needed in order to increase user survivability in the case of an attack or accident. 

Delivery of the kits is scheduled to be complete by September 2015.

The company was previously awarded a contract in February to develop, design and produce 468 Seat Survivability Upgrade (SSU) kits for Cougar combat vehicles previously delivered under the MRAP programme.

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