Saturday, October 6, 2012

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Chrysler Group International L.L.C., Relating To Wrangler TJL Jeep Kits For Egyptian Military

Defense War News Updates: DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Chrysler Group International L.L.C., Relating To Wrangler TJL Jeep Kits For Egyptian Military
Source: DTN News by Roger Smith 
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - October 5, 2012:  Chrysler Group International L.L.C., Auburn Hills, Mich., was awarded a $10,455,090 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure Wrangler TJL Jeep kits, diesel engines, transmissions, cases and spares in support of Foreign Military Sales.  

Work will be performed in Egypt, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2013. 

The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-11-C-0123). 
Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is a compact four-wheel drive sport utility vehicle (SUV) and an off-road vehicle manufactured by American automaker Chrysler, under its Jeep marque – and now in its fourth generation. It is a successor to the famous World War II 'Jeep' vehicle by way of the Willys civilian Jeep (CJ) in the 1950s, later produced by Kaiser-Jeep and by American Motors (AMC). The Wrangler debuted in 1987, was revised in 1997 and again in 2007. Wranglers continue to use live axles both front and rear as with their predecessor, the CJ.

Each Wrangler model has received a designation in addition to the nameplate Wrangler corresponding to their generation: YJ (1987–1995), TJ (1997–2006), LJ's (2004–2006 Unlimited models) and JK (2007–present). Military versions of the Wrangler have carried the J8 designation.

YJ models were manufactured between 1987 and 1992 at AMC Brampton Assembly Plant, and subsequently at the Toledo South Assembly Plant plant. In 2006, Wrangler production was moved to Toledo Supplier Park.

The Jeep Wrangler received the 2009 Best Resale Value Award from Kelley Blue Book (KBB) in the Sport Utility Vehicle category and the 2012 Best Resale Value Award from Kelly Blue Book in the Compact Sport Utility Vehicle category.[42] The Wrangler also holds the "Models to Best Hold Its Value" recognition from Kelley Blue Book for 1998, 1999, 2003, 2011, and 2012.

The 2008 edition of Forbes Autos lists the four-wheel-drive convertible Jeep Wrangler at number four among the top ten vehicles with the highest resale value.

In May 2009, Business Week magazine named the Wrangler "One of the Most Iconic Cars of the Last 20 Years."

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