BAE Systems won a $5.5 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to manufacture 24 Patriot support vehicles for Taiwan. These vehicles will be configured on the Long-Term Armor Solution (LTAS) equipped Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).
According to BAE, “the LTAS system, specifically designed for the FMTV by BAE Systems, is comprised of the ready for armor cab, or A-Cab, and appliqué armor, or B-kit. The A-Cab configuration allows crews to operate the FMTV in on- and off-road, non-tactical and low-threat tactical environments with minimal vehicle weight. The crews can increase their protection during periods of increased threat levels by installing the B-kits.”
“Our LTAS equipped FMTV Patriot vehicles demonstrate BAE Systems’ distinctive flexibility to support the continued modernization of the Patriot Batteries, ” said Dennis Morris, president of Global Tactical Systems, BAE Systems. “While maintaining a high level of tactical mobility, the vehicles provide a new level of protection and capability for the Patriot program.”