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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Up Armor for Humvees

The contracts for up armor was awarded to O'Gara..does that sound like an american company? It's not..They are located in France, Germany, and Latin America. A world wide company dedicated to supplying anyone anything that they manufacture..Does that sound like we have any control over production of Military hardware? Think again..No one has ever explained the delay in obtaining armor for our humvees. Could this be the reason..Not made in America..


  • I do have a comment to my own blog.Is it honky dory with you that France is making the up armor for some of our vehicles?

    By Blogger Howard, at August 09, 2005 7:32 AM  

  • It's also interesting to note that if we get into a major conflict, Rosie the riveter may not have a place to work..

    By Blogger Howard, at August 09, 2005 7:37 AM  

  • By Samantha L. Quigley
    American Forces Press Service

    ANNISTON, Ala., Aug. 13, 2005 - Anniston Army Depot had a hand in developing and producing Humvee armor survivability kits credited with saving lives in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

    The Army Research Lab at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., approached the depot in August 2003, according to a depot official for help with the kits' design, development, prototyping and manufacturing.

    The effort began as a partnership between the depot and Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., for the production of an initial 1,000 kits. Anniston produced 500 kits between mid-December 2003 and Feb. 3, 2004.

    ANAD ultimately produced 4,443 kits, said Gilda Knighton, the depot's deputy director for mission plans and operations. That total is one-third of the total kits manufactured, she noted, adding that production is complete.

    The depot took the mission one step further, however. Anniston personnel deployed in-theater to install kits on the vehicles at a service center in Kuwait as well as in Iraq.

    "As far as a war effort story," Knighton said, "this is one we're really, really proud of."

    Alabama close to home enough for ya?

    By Blogger The Political Crossfire's Republicans, at August 14, 2005 12:42 PM  

  • You bet..Thats how people get branded as liars when they repeat someone elses bum Info..Thanks for the straight of it..and the news tonight done an even worse job of it..

    By Blogger Howard, at August 14, 2005 6:46 PM  

  • It seems as though there was more than one obstacle to overcome in order to clear the way for for the contracts to proceed..O'gara could not perform satisfatorily http://www.democrats.com/node/5169

    By Blogger Howard, at August 14, 2005 8:02 PM  

  • You can draw almost any conclusion you want from this url. http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?srch=105&FORM=AS5&q=Humvee+Armor

    By Blogger Howard, at August 14, 2005 8:11 PM  

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