Ceradyne and Ideal Innovations (I3) are teaming with Oshkosh Truck Corp. to provide a truck chassis for the Bull armored vehicle. Ceradyne and I3 developed the Bull addressing the more demanding protection requirements to be addressed by MRAP II vehicles.
The Bull advanced technology armored solution, conceived by I-3 in 2005 and developed with Ceradyne in 2006, has been tested by the Army Test Center, Aberdeen, Md., and demonstrated to be capable of protecting vehicle occupants against Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), Explosively Formed Projectiles (EFP) and mine blast threats. It is designed to meet current IED threats, and is intended to withstand the increasingly prevalent and higher EFP threats now faced by the U.S. military. According to the teaming agreement, the vehicles will be built on a combat-proven Oshkosh Truck chassis.
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