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US Air Force Orders MRAP RADBO Vehicles

US Air Force RADBO (Recovery of Airbase Denied by Ordnance) vehicle - a Cougar H 4x4 MRAP with Laser (Directed Energy Weapon) turret and remote-controlled Interrogator Arm [USAF photo]
Parsons Government Services Inc. has been awarded a $40 million contract for MRAP RADBO (Recovery of Airbase Denied By Ordnance) vehicles.


US DoD Contract Award, 23 September 2020: Parsons Government Services Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $39,934,030 contract for the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Recovery of Airbase Denied By Ordnance (RADBO) vehicles.

The contract provides for 13 fully operational MRAP RADBO systems (Cougar, Laser, and Arm) and three spares systems that will provide the warfighter with the ability to effectively identify, disarm and clear unexploded ordnance from an airfield while inside an MRAP Cougar (CAT1A1) vehicle, with little to no collateral damage.

Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, and is expected to be completed by September 2023. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

The RADBO is similar to this US Army M1270 MMPV Route Clearance Vehicle but has a Laser Directed Energy Weapon in place of the Remote Weapon Station [┬ęBob Morrison]

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