Bennington’s Plasan sees armored vehicle contract expanded

first_imgPlasan’s success is a combination of innovation, a high level of commitment and a full range of in-house capabilities. As a preferred supplier to the Israel Defense Forces and an approved supplier to ministries of defense around the world, Plasan’s solutions have been tried and tested by dozens of armed forces in the most demanding battlefields such as Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. Sources: Leahy’s office. (WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2009); Plasan. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced that the Pentagon has increased the order for troop vehicles built in part by Bennington-based Plasan North America, creating additional jobs in the area. He said the Defense Department has approved a second contract for Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corporation and Plasan North America to build an additional 1,700 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain-Vehicles (M-ATV) for $1.06 billion. At the beginning of July, Leahy announced a $1.05 billion Department of Defense contract to produce 2,244 M-ATVs. The first contract created an estimated 100 jobs and this second contract will solidify those positions for a longer term and create up to 50 additional jobs beyond the 100 created last month.The M-ATV is a smaller version of the life-saving Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that has already been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Leahy said the new M-ATV is being designed specifically to negotiate the difficult terrain and dirt roads of Afghanistan without compromising the protective nature of the design of the vehicle and the armor supplied by Plasan. The Defense Department could contract additional vehicles with Oshkosh and Plasan, eventually reaching $3 billion for more than 5,000 vehicles.Leahy is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and of its Defense Subcommittee, which handles the Senate s work in writing the Pentagon s budget. Earlier this year Leahy worked to secure a provision in the supplemental appropriations bill for Afghanistan and Iraq, which was signed into law in mid-June, to accelerate the development and deployment of the M-ATV with a total of $3.4 billion for the program.Leahy visited troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in late May and saw first-hand the need for these vehicles in rugged Afghanistan. Leahy said, This contract helps ensure that more of our soldiers in Afghanistan will have the protection of these state-of-the-art vehicles. This contract also provides more jobs and more job stability to the Vermonters who are building the vehicles in Bennington.As part of the first contract, Plasan and Oshkosh delivered 46 M-ATV vehicles in July, which was one more than required by the end of the first month of the contract.Dan Ziv, CEO of Plasan, said of the contract: “Plasan has met its first deadline to supply protection to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. We are honored to have the Department of Defense increase its recent order with us, acknowledging Plasan’s proven track record of on-time delivery. We are continuing our efforts to expand our supply chain capacity and integrate more sub contractors to be ready to ramp up deliveries. The M-ATV is the latest example of Plasan’s design and planning capabilities for mass production solutions for survivability and armor protection.” Plasan combines innovative survivability engineering and design with advanced armor materials development. Its unique development process is based on continuous interaction between the R&D and the Design & Prototyping departments. During this process, Plasan combines computer-generated analysis and simulations with real-time calibration and ballistic test data. The effective combination of test and simulation data enables improved simulation accuracy and performance, resulting in the optimal survivability solution. About Plasan Plasan’s engineers are unique in terms of their military backgrounds and hands-on experience. As veterans of the Israel Defense Forces they are familiar with soldiers’ behavior during combat and share a common language with the end user. This often contributes to the development of life saving solutions. Plasan provides customized survivability solutions for tactical wheeled vehicles, aircraft, naval platforms, civilian armored vehicles and personal protection. A recognized global leader and industry veteran, Plasan’s survivability solutions offer the optimal combination of protection, payload, and cost by combining in-house R&D, design, prototyping and manufacturing capabilities.last_img read more

Leicester City score three goals to sink Newcastle United

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak EPL: Underdogs tackle Leicester City Leicester City Football Club striker Ayoze Perez came back to haunt former team Newcastle United on Wednesday, with a goal and an assist for midfielder James Maddison. His efforts helped the Foxes to ease to a 3-0 victory and cut the gap to runaway 2019/2020 English Premier League leaders Liverpool. The win meant that Brendan Rodgers’ second-placed side have 45 points from 21 matches, 10 points behind Liverpool who have two games in hand and host Sheffield United on Thursday. Leicester made light of Jamie Vardy’s absence due to a calf injury as Perez pounced on a poor pass across the back line from Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune. He rode a tackle from Fabian Schar before slotting past Martin Dubravka in the 36th minute. Lejeune was in the spotlight for the wrong reasons again as his poor clearance found its way to Perez who fed Maddison three minutes later. The England international blasted in a left-footed shot from distance. The double blow came shortly after Newcastle United had missed the chance to take the lead through Brazilian forward Joelinton. He had sprinted onto a pass over the top of the Leicester City defence but failed to beat goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel with two attempts. With Newcastle United reduced to 10 men after using up their three substitutions and Schar unable to play due to injury, Leicester City made it 3-0 in the 87th minute. They scored through Hamza Choudhury who curled in a shot from outside the penalty area.Tags: Ayoze PerezJames MaddisonLeicester CityNewcastle Unitedlast_img read more

Number of Confirmed Florida COVID-19 Cases Approaches 8,000

first_imgAs of Wednesday evening, Florida has 7,773 confirmed cases of coronavirus.Of those, Palm Beach County has 616 cases. It also has the most deaths of any county in the state at this point, with 22 fatalities.Broward has 1,348 cases and 13 deaths, while Miami-Dade has the most confirmed cases in the state, with 2,202, and seven deaths.Overall, there are 213, 372 cases and 4,757 deaths across the country.last_img