Mettle Ops in Sterling Heights Wins $20M, Three-Year Army Contract to Increase Vehicle Protection

Sterling Heights-based defense contractor Mettle Ops has won a $20 million, three-year contract from Warren’s U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Center Ground Vehicle Systems Center focusing on protection technologies for tracked and wheeled ground vehicles.
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Mettle Ops will provide both virtual and physical prototypes of advanced survivability and protection technologies for U.S. Army tracked and wheeled ground vehicles as part of a new $20 million, three-year contract. // Photo courtesy of U.S. Army CCDC GVSC

Sterling Heights-based defense contractor Mettle Ops has won a $20 million, three-year contract from Warren’s U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Center Ground Vehicle Systems Center focusing on protection technologies for tracked and wheeled ground vehicles.

The veteran owned and operated Mettle Ops will provide CCDC GVSC, a large U.S. Army ground vehicle center in Warren formerly known as TARDEC, both virtual and physical prototypes of advanced survivability and protection technologies for the Abrams main battle tank, Bradley fighting vehicle, armored multi-purpose vehicle, joint light tactical vehicle, and the next generation combat vehicle.

“Through innovation, we are increasing soldier survivability,” says Katie Bigelow, founder of Mettle Ops. “Focused efforts on safety provide soldiers with equipment that better protects them, meaning more soldiers come home with fewer long-term health problems.”

Throughout the length of the contract, Mettle Ops is responsible for the program management, design, modeling and simulations, analysis, and documentation aspect of the development process.

Mettle Ops, which it says has proven itself as a transparent and dependable defense program management and engineering services provider, specializes in research, development, reverse engineering, ground vehicle design, test and evaluation, system integration, and manufacturing and fabrication.

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