SOCOM tasks Battelle to build non-standard commercial vehicles
COLUMBUS, Ohio. U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) officials tasked Battelle to build non-standard commercial vehicles (NSCVs) under a five-year contract, with an additional option for two years, valuing $170 million.
Under contract, engineers will build armored and unarmored vehicles for SOCOM. Work will be performed at the company’s manufacturing facility in West Columbus. Officials say, Battelle vehicles have completed formal durability testing and system level armor testing.
Battelle officials continue to state, their armored vehicles retain the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) appearance, whether Hilux, Land Cruiser, and Ford platforms. The vehicles are re-engineered with crew protection, enhanced suspension for improved off-road mobility, and a reinforced chassis for durability.
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