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OEM lands $28 million-plus contract with U.S. Special Operations

June 5, 2009
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The Kawasaki Teryx UTV was selected for use by the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The order of more than 1,600 vehicles was included in the contract of $28.3 million, according to a press release from Kawasaki.

The United States Special Operations Command was looking for a utility vehicle to satisfy its needs. Last June, Shannon Tracy, owner of dealership UV Country Kawasaki in Houston, replied to a request with SOCOM’s bid request, with a proposal for UV Country to provide a large quantity of Kawasaki Teryx over a five-year period.

The 2009 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI was chosen, and UV Country is scheduled to deliver 1,625 units on a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract.

The dealership has also filled smaller GSA and Texas state contracts, but Tracy says this is by far the largest contract they’ve done.

“It provides a great boost to our business, lends extra credibility to the Teryx and assists all Kawasaki dealers by capitalizing on its outstanding performance,” she said in the release. “If it’s good enough for the SOCOM environment, then it must be capable of handling whatever American hunters and outdoor enthusiasts can throw at it. This is a real win-win situation for everyone.”

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