Pentagon orders another 2,400 MRAPs

Oct 19, 2007 | 03:01 PM | Philip Burgert

The U.S. Defense Department is ordering an additional 2,400 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles from three companies, with the largest order for 1,000 of the heavily armored vehicles going to International Military & Government LLC, Warrenville, Ill., a unit of Navistar International Corp.

The new orders for the V-hulled vehicles, which are being used to protect soldiers in Iraq from roadside bombs, have a combined value of $1.2 billion. The Pentagon has so far ordered 8,800 of the vehicles, and an official told reporters during a Washington briefing that another....

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