Such is the global profile of the MRAP programme that it has understandably received extensive coverage across the media. That coverage has seldom been as accurate, informed or as impartial as it could and perhaps should have been.I'll take my hit for uninformed comment! But somehow I doubt they had me in mind. On the other hand, I've been reasonably impartial. I can also think of some stories in mainstream sources that either had an odd focus or a corrupting bias.
The other paragraph consisted of a new tidbit of information on the subject of PVI's Alpha and Golan vehicles:
The following vehicles were eliminated from the competition: the Textron M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV), the Oshkosh-offered Thales Bushmaster, the GPV offering, and following small low-rate initial production (LRIP) orders: the PVI-offered Rafael Golan and Oshkosh (PVI-designed) Alpha, would all be eliminated from the competition. The bulk of the 60 Golans and 100 Alphas ordered have since been declared excess property by the marines and will be employed by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).The CBP could certainly use some armored vehicles if the phenomenon noted a few posts ago continues to creep over our southern border.