January 18, 2018

Pentagon approves another major contract to equip Afghan forces

By Khaama Press - Sat Sep 23 2017, 3:59 pm

The United States Department of Defense or Pentagon has approved another major contract to equip the Afghan national defense and security forces amid ongoing efforts by Afghan government, NATO, and the United States to boost the capabilities of the Afghan forces.

The new contract approved by Pentagon is a multi-million dollar contract for the procurement of thousands of modern Humvee type armored personnel carriers.

“AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, has been awarded a $45,889,120 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Afghanistan) contract for the procurement of 6,576 supplemental M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, Expanded Capacity Vehicles,” Pentagon said in a statement.

The statement further added that the contract also includes procurement of capability expansion kits for the Afghan National Defense Security Forces.

However, no further details have been given in this regard in the Pentagon release.

In the meantime, Pentagon said work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $45,889,120 were obligated at the time of the award.

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