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ArvinMeritor Wins New Supply Contract for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAP)


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TROY, Mich., July 18 -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. has been selected by Armor Holdings, Sealy, Texas, to supply 1,170 vehicle sets of front and rear drive axles with brakes, drivelines, antilock braking systems and transfer cases, for the new generation of armored personnel carriers for the U.S. military -- the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle (Category II).

ArvinMeritor will provide its new front drive steer axle, the RF 19-611 with hydraulic braking technology; the RT 40-611 rear drive tandem axle; and the T-218 integral transfer case.

The company has provided Armor Holdings with front drive steer axles, transfer cases and rear drive axles, in both a 4x4 and 6x6 configuration since 1991, in support of the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) program, with over 37,000 vehicles in the field to date with these proven drivetrain components.

"We're pleased to be able to expand on this proven product application from the FMTV vehicle to be a part of the Armor Holdings' MRAP vehicle," said Tim Bowes, ArvinMeritor general manager of Specialty Products.

ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 19,000 people in 24 countries. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit the company's Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com/.