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US buying RG-31s via Canadian Commercial Corporation
« on: January 27, 2011, 10:31:59 »
Very interesting arrangement, talk about multinational:

General Dynamics Wins MRAP Orders of Its Own   
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/general-dynamics-wins-mrap-orders-of-its-own-03598/

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BAE OMC’s RG-31 was the first mine-resistant vehicle fielded by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, where it was used by the 101st Airborne (and reportedly by SOCOM) as a patrol vehicle. Since hostilities began, a series of orders have been placed by US forces through an odd triumvirate: General Dynamics Land Systems Canada was partnered with BAE OMC of South Africa and its GDLS parent in the USA. All contracts are signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government (who also use RG-31s)...

RG-31 MRAP Contracts

Unless otherwise specified, all contracts are issued by the US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) in Quantico, VA. Contracts are signed with the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government in Ottawa, ON. General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada manages the contracts, and works with partner BAE OMC in South Africa to deliver the vehicles. RG-31 Delivery orders include:

#0001: Test vehicles
#0002: 10 4×4 Category I and 10 6×6 Category II
#0003: 600 Category II
#0004: 773 Category I
#0007: 250 Category I #0009: 27 unspecified

Jan 25/11: A $ 7.9 million firm fixed priced contract modification for 691 RG-31 window armor upgrade kits Work will be performed in Selma, AL (80%) and London, Ontario, Canada (20%), and is expected to be complete in October 2011. This contract modification was a sole source procurement (M67854-07-D-5028).

Dec 9/10: A $317.4 million firm-fixed-priced contract modification for 1,382 kit sets, used to modify CAT II RG-31 Mk.5E vehicles delivered under previous orders. These engineering change proposal (ECPs) sets include 691 kits with: independent suspension axle aystem (ISAS); ISAS nose assembly; armor kits; wheel and tire upgrade; left forward seats; spall liner; central tire inflation system upgrade; power pack upgrade; transfer case assembly; transfer case components; upgrade hydraulics; hood/bonnet assembly; and enhanced exhaust system. The buy also includes 525 ECP kits to install inward facing seats, and 166 ECP kits for footrests.

Work will be performed in Trenton, NJ; Chandler, AZ; Waltham, MA; Ogdensburg, NY; St-Etienne, France; and Benoni, South Africa. Work is expected to be completed no later than November 2011 (M67854-07-D-5028). See also Skydex flooring, which helps cushion shock, vibration, and blast forces. Work is expected to be completed October 2011 (M67854-07-D-5028).

July 28/10: A $33.2 million firm-fixed-price delivery order for 27 RG-31 MRAP vehicles with associated engineering change proposal upgrades, to include an independent suspension system.

The major production and assembly work will be performed in South Africa. Major sub-assemblies will be purchased from companies in Fairfield, OH; Buffalo, NY; and Ogdensburg, NY. Work is expected to be complete no later than April 2011...

Lots more.  CCC website here,
http://www.ccc.ca/eng/home.cfm

and a related Feb. 2010 press release (there don't seem to be any later ones on the RG-31--why)?
http://www.ccc.ca/eng/images/content/abo/General_Dynamics_news_release_e.pdf

Mark
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« Last Edit: January 27, 2011, 11:01:24 by MarkOttawa »
Ça explique, mais ça n'excuse pas.