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December 18, 2007

LRIP 10, contract awarded for 3,126 FPII, BAE, BAE- TVS10, and IMG vehicles

March 14, 2008

LRIP 11, contract awarded for 2,243 FPII, BAE, BAE- TVS, and IMG vehicles

May 2, 2008

July 17, 2008 September 4, 2008

LRIP 11, contract awarded for 40 BAE vehicles (Mann, 2008, slide 31) LRIP 12, contract awarded for 773 GDLS vehicles LRIP 13, contract awarded for 822 IMG vehicles (D. Hansen, personal communication, October 14, 2008)

LRIPs 12 and 13 consisted of the relatively small GDLS RG-31 Mk5e and the smaller, lighter, more maneuverable version of the IMG MaxxPro vehicle known as the MaxxPro Dash. Destined for the restrictive terrain of Afghanistan, these vehicles were selected based on the need for better off-road capability and greater maneuverability in that environment. These final LRIP orders also demonstrate the evolving requirement that shifted from focus on the threat in Iraq to the increased threat in Afghanistan.

3.

Source Selection

The consisted of

MRAP

source

selection

process

included

two

phases.

The

first

phase

a technical evaluation conducted by a source selection panel–not unlike the

source selection process for any normal program. engineering design review, cost realism determination,

The criteria consisted of an a fair and reasonableness cost

determination, manufacturing review. The source selection

processes committee

and facilities assigned risk

evaluation, and past to the manufacturers

performance based on the

technical

evaluation.

For

example,

Oshkosh

Truck

Company

(OTC)

was

rated

low-risk

because it offered a low-risk design; its cost and pricing information and reasonable; it had modern and adequate manufacturing facilities; recent and relevant performance in government contracts. IMG, on

was determined fair and it had favorable the other hand, was

10 Following BAE purchase of Armor Holdings (AH), AH vehicles were produced under the BAE

Tactical Vehicle Solutions (BAE-TVS) subsidiary. 33

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