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Army Seeks Proposals to Acquire M10 Booker Combat Vehicles

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Army Seeks Proposals to Acquire M10 Booker Combat Vehicles

The U.S. Army has posted a notice seeking proposals to deliver M10 Booker armored fighting vehicles.

In April, the Army received the first delivery of the M10 Booker, described as a small tank that could hit targets with thousands of tungsten balls, Popular Mechanics reported.

The service branch plans to award a contract to procure 266 M10 Bookers, 31 M10 Booker refurbishment vehicles and ancillary services supporting production.

The contractor must conform to the baseline described in the vehicle’s product configuration specification when manufacturing the M10 Bookers, which should include all basic issue items, component of end items, under-vehicle armor and a radio kit, according to the notice posted on SAM .gov.

Responses to the solicitation are due July 22.

According to the Popular Mechanics report, the Army plans to buy 504 units of the vehicle by 2035 to create armored battalions in light infantry divisions and brigades.

The vehicle was named after Pvt. Robert Booker, who perished in World War II, and Staff Sgt. Stevon Booker, who died from injuries sustained in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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