U.S. Special Operations Command to issue Requests for Proposals for armored and unarmored vehicles in November
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 11, 2015)—Building on more than 11 years of experience in designing, building and delivering commercial-style armored vehicles, Battelle will once again aim to capture a contract to provide hundreds more to Special Operations Forces.
“We pay close attention to feedback from operators to support our vehicles in the field and to refine our designs,” said Jim LaBine, program manager.
Battelle uses a systems engineering approach to produce well-integrated vehicles that have completed both formal durability testing and system level armor testing.
Under current contracts, Battelle has delivered nearly 300 commercial-styled armored vehicles.
Battelle’s vehicles are designed with adaptability in mind in order to best help operators achieve mission success under rugged conditions. Battelle NSCVs, for example, may be ordered with a variety of options ranging from over-cab and rear-quarter gun mounts to left- or right-handed drive, gasoline or diesel engines and automatic or manual transmissions.
In May, Battelle unveiled the armored 79 Series Land Cruiser at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida. Battelle, the world’s leading independent R&D non-profit, developed the specifically-engineered, rugged commercial armored vehicle for military use in any terrain and in combat situations.
Battelle’s armored vehicles are discreet because they retain the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) appearance, whether Hilux, Land Cruiser and Ford platforms. The vehicles are re-engineered with 360-degree crew protection, enhanced suspension for improved off-road mobility, and a reinforced chassis for durability.
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org.
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