State Department OKs $2.5B Ambush-Protected Vehicles Sale to UAE

MRAP-vehicleThe State Department has approved a foreign military sale of mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles and related support services totaling $2.5 billion to the United Arab Emirates.

The UAE government wants to purchase modified MRAP vehicles,  MaxxPro LWB chassis, Expedient Armor Program capsules without armor,  MRAP recovery vehicles,  Caiman multiterrain vehicles without armor and MRAP all-terrain vehicles from the U.S. Army, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.

Navistar Defense,  BAE Systems and Oshkosh Defense are the principal contractors.

The UAE intends for the EDA MRAP vehicles to bolster its defense, conduct humanitarian aid missions and protect international commercial trade routes and infrastructure.

The U.S. government will also provide underbody improvement kits, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, field service representatives’ support, U.S. government and contractor logistics and technical support services.

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