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AKRON, Ohio, May 8, 2009 – With a 100-year history of serving the nation’s military with key tire fitments, Goodyear broadens that business further with the announcement of its selection by BAE Tactical Vehicle Systems as the standard tire supplier for a widely used military transport vehicle.
BAE, based in Sealy, TX, has selected the Goodyear 395/85R20 MV/T tire as the exclusive fitment for the company’s FMTV (Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles), the U.S. Army’s vehicle of choice in the 2.5- to 10-ton capacity. The contract calls for supply of approximately 100,000 tires to be delivered through 2010. Goodyear manufactures the tires at its Danville, VA factory.
“Goodyear is extremely pleased with BAE Systems’ decision to source Goodyear tires exclusively on this platform and, more importantly, this fitment signifies an important step forward in Goodyear’s working relationship with one of the world’s premier providers of military vehicles,” said Kris Fettig, Goodyear military OE account executive.
The FMTV is based on a common cab, chassis and internal components. The 16 production models vary by payload and mission requirements, and perform line haul, local haul, unit resupply, and other missions in combat, combat support, and combat service support units. More than 53,000 FMTVs and trailers have been produced since 1991.
Goodyear is the largest producer of military tires in the United States and is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 71,000 people and manufactures its products in more than 60 facilities in 25 countries around the world. For more information about Goodyear, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.