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US Secret Service seeks new armored limo for president

US Secret Service seeks new armored limo for president

By Kevin Davis on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for a new armored limo that would possibly replace President Obama’s limo The Beast.

The RFP calls for a newly-designed armored limo built “in accordance with [classified] government-provided specifications.”

The manufacturer will develop a concept, design its armor, develop an engine and chassis capable of taking abuse, and eventually test its limo and armor with live fire exercises. A fixed-price contract will be awarded to the manufacturer that can meet all the government’s requirements.

The department intends to award the contract by September 29, 2013.