O’Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Company (O’Gara Armoring) announced today that the US Army Contracting Command awarded it with a five-year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to produce armor hardware, turret systems (AHTS) and platform integration kits (PIKS) for the US Army.
Using a combination of transparent and opaque armor, the turrets provide gunners with 360-degree protection while maximizing visibility. Additionally, an integrated accessory package mitigates injuries from blasts, collisions and rough terrain. PIKS enable Remote Weapon Station installation on a variety of platforms, including the recently fielded Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP), High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and M1 Main Battle Tank.
Production will start immediately, and O’Gara Armoring views this contract as an opportunity to reassert itself in the military market place.
“We are extremely proud to be selected to provide this survivability equipment to our US Army customer,” said O’Gara’s General Manager, Mike Reynolds. “We are also encouraged by this opportunity to reestablish ourselves as a primary supplier of armored military components for the US DoD and look forward to future opportunities.”
Located in Fairfield, Ohio, O’Gara Armoring designs, fabricates and integrates armored products to meet various protection requirements on military and commercial platforms. The Company traces its lineage to coachbuilders from the 1870s. It transitioned to armored vehicles in the 1950s, starting with President Truman’s presidential limousine.
O’Gara Armoring is a wholly owned subsidiary of The O’Gara Group which is led by CEO Ted Wright and CFO Dominic Hunter. The O’Gara Group is a leading global security products and services company with U.S. offices in Ohio and Virginia.
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