Pentagon awards $2.6 billion to build trucks


WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Pentagon said on Tuesday it awarded more than $2.6 billion worth of contracts to BAE Systems Plc , Force Protection Inc and a Navistar International Corp unit to build mine- resistant vehicles for the U.S. Marines. The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles are designed to protect U.S. soldiers from improvised explosive devices, small arms fire and other explosive threats, the Pentagon said in its daily list of defense contracts. The MRAPs ...

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