O’Gara Armoring said Thursday it has received a five-year, $60.7 million deal to produce armor kits for the Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) fleet.
The new kits are designed to improve the trucks’ capacity to protect soldiers from side and underbody blast and ballistic threats, according to the company.
“We designed and manufactured the first armor kits for the FMTV in the mid-2000s,” Mike Reynolds, O’Gara Armoring’s general manager, said in a statement. “And now, we’re excited to build on that success and experience by producing the FMTV Protection Kit”
Production of the new FMTV armor kits is expected to begin by late summer.
O’Gara Armoring in February was also awarded a five-year, $49 million deal to deliver turret systems and platform integration kits (PIKS) to the Army.
The PIKS enable Remote Weapon Station installation on a range of Army vehicles, including Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, Humvees and Abrams tanks, according to the company.
Officials said the two deals represent an opportunity for the company to reassert itself into the military marketspace.
O’Gara’s armoring business was sold to Armor Holdings in 2001, which was then acquired by BAE Systems in 2007. In 2012, BAE Systems then sold back the armor business to O’Gara.
“We’re excited to build on that success and experience by producing the FMTV Protection Kit. This contract and our recent contract award with the US Army’s Picatinny Arsenal’s turret systems and integration kits, reasserts O’Gara Armoring as a leading provider of armored solutions for the U.S. military’s tactical wheeled vehicle fleet,” Reynolds said in a statement.