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AUSA 2021: Mack Defense seeks to expand military activities

14th October 2021 - 09:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington DC

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Mack Defense M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck, pictured in August 2021 before a US Army test. (Photo: US Army/Sgt 1st Class Matthew Keeler))

US manufacturer seeks more uses for its M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck chassis.

Mack Defense intends to expand its presence in the US tactical wheeled vehicle sector, company executives revealed in a private media briefing during the AUSA annual exhibition on 11-13 October in Washington DC.

The company aims to leverage its M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck chassis for an emerging US Army requirement to procure a 40t vehicle in the Family of All Terrain Cranes.

Mack Defense aims to sell a modified M917A3 chassis to Manitowoc Crane, which will them mount a crane that it has developed and also serve as prime contractor if successful in the tender.

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