An Israeli armor protection manufacturing company won an international bid to supply the U.S. Marine Corps.The Plasan Sasa company competed against nine international armament companies to receive a subcontract worth $200 million, Yediot Achronot reported. The funds are part of an $8 billion project to outfit the Marine Corps and other U.S. Army forces with mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles. Located at Kibbutz Sasa near the Israel-Lebanon border, Plasan is the third-most profitable company in the kibbutz movement, clearing $180 million in sales in 2006.
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