Cincinnati-area armoring plant will get a big piece of a $2.2 billion contract to supply up to 10,000 workhorse vehicles to the U.S. Army. The deal is for the the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, versatile armored trucks that include cargo haulers, tractors, shop vans, artillery rocket support and wreckers. There's nearly 50,000 of them currently used by the military. Much of the work will be done in the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester, where BAE Systems employs more than 1,600 people armoring military and commercial vehicles. Its Cincinnati operations also include a state-of-the art ballistic glass plant. BAE's expansions in recent years will enable the defense contractor to meet the Army's needs, says Denny Dellinger, president of Mobility and Protection Systems at BAE. BAE is a global defense and aerospace company serving the air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics and information technology.
Writer: David Holthaus
Source: Jessica Pantages, BAE Systems