Taiwan To Get 24 BAE Vehicles For PACs
By WENDELL MINNICK
TAIPEI - The U.S. government awarded a $5.5 million firm fixed-price contract to BAE Systems of Sealy, Texas, on April 26 for 24 vehicles in support of Taiwan's recent procurement of Patriot PAC-3 anti-missile defense systems.
These include eight 5-ton M1086 A1P2 long cargo vehicles with material handling equipment, nine 5-ton M1096 A1P2 long chassis vehicles and seven 5-ton M1088 A1P2 tractors. The medium heavy vehicles make up the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) produced by BAE Systems for the U.S. Army. All are full-time all-wheeled drive and C-130 transportable.
Estimated completion date for the vehicles is December 2010. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Contracting Center, Michigan, was the contracting activity.