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 . Work will be performed at the company’s manufacturing facility in West Columbus. Officials say, vehicles have completed formal and system level .

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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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