US Army Grants General Dynamics Land Systems a $22.7M Buffalo Vehicle Upgrade Contract
The United States Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has granted General Dynamics Land Systems a USD$22.7 million Buffalo vehicle upgrade contract. The Army is looking to upgrade its arsenal of armored vehicles, and General Dynamics has the ability to provide that. The contract entails a multitude of revisions to the Buffalo A2 M1272, a mine protection vehicle. The project will take about three years, as it has an estimated completion date of March 2018. “The US Army TACOM (Tank Automotive and Armament Command) Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $22.7 million contract for updates and revisions to all logistic requirements and data in support of the Buffalo A2 M1272 vehicle,” read the official release, issued in March of 2015. The armored truck’s main purpose is to protect its passengers from mines and other explosive devices. It is recognized as one of the top mine-protected vehicles in its class, with about 238 Buffalo A2’s delivered to US units throughout the world.
The Buffalo A2 M1272 is an armored vehicle, and is mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP). It is centerline mine protected, and has armor on all wheels. It uses a Mack ASET AI-400 I6 330 KW engine that has 450 horsepower and a top speed of 65 mph. Dimensions of the vehicle are as follows: • Curb Weight: 45,320 lb (20,560 kg) • Max Weight: 56,000 lb (25,000 kg) • Length: 27 ft (8.2 m) • Width: 8.5 ft (2.6 m) • Height: 13 ft (4.0 m) • Crew: 2+4 Vehicle provider General Dynamics Land Systems
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Posted on April 6, 2015