FMTV RADIAN Armor Crew Kits (RACKs)
RADIAN Armor Crew Kits (RACKs) for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles for the U.S. Army's Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) have been deployed to Iraq. Designed by Radian's Land Systems Division, the kits are manufactured by Systems & Electronics, Inc.
The kits are aimed at providing substantial protection for the FMTV's crew and key components. They are also designed to be bolt-on/bolt-off over the existing cab; and wincorporate an environmental control system for air conditioning. These kits have been installed on Army units operating in Iraq.
The Armor Protection Kit effort was started in April 2003, when Radian was asked to redesign the initial effort conducted by the government. Radian completed the prototype kits and developmental testing in August 2003, and was then awarded a task to finalize the design and provide operational test kits in October 2003. Operational testing was completed in December 2003, at which time the kits received the U.S. Army's Safety confirmation.
On March 2, 2004, the Land Systems Division of Radian Inc., announced that it had been awarded by the Army's Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) a $16.3 million contract to provide 272 armor protection kits for the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).
On March 25, 2004, The Land Systems Division of Radian Inc. announced that it had been authorized in a letter by the U.S. Army PEO, CS&CSS a contract to procure up to $7.5 million in long-lead items for 501 additional crew protection kits designed for the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). The order brought the total value of up-armor components ordered from RADIAN to 773 crew protection kits for $23.8 million.
On May 9, 2004, the Land Systems Division of Radian Inc., announced that it had received a $10.6 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to provide crew protection kits for the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).
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