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Taylor Defense Products Tasked with Developing Updated Military Mobility Vehicle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today applauded the award of a $1.27 million contract to Taylor Defense Products in Louisville to develop a prototype for a modernized Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) for the U.S. Army.

The Taylor Defense prototype to modernize the V1 Variant of the RTCH is part of the Army’s mission to replace obsolete components.  The company will work to incorporate new technology to increase RTCH capabilities and extend the system service life of the vehicles.

“Taylor Defense makes some of the best heavy-duty equipment in the world, right here in Louisville, Mississippi,” Wicker said.  “This award is an opportunity for Taylor Defense to show the U.S. Army it has the capability to equip our soldiers with top-tier container handlers that can operate in any environment worldwide.”

“Our military benefits from the quality vehicles built by Taylor Defense workers in Mississippi.  These container handlers ensure the services will be well-equipped wherever they’re deployed,” Hyde-Smith said.  “It’s exciting that Taylor Defense has an opportunity to produce a modern prototype that can provide the Army with a vehicle that can be used for years to come.”

“The Taylor Defense team is so proud to continue to win contracts with the U.S. military and have the opportunity to show what we can do and always have done to provide the best products and long term support for our customers.  We thank the Mississippi delegation for their help in supporting Mississippi jobs,” said Robert Taylor, president of The Taylor Group of Companies.

Taylor Defense received the “task award” via an Other Transaction Authority agreement with the National Advanced Mobility Consortium.  It will produce a single Modernized RTCH Prototype, using a government-provided RTCH V1 platform.  The contract also calls for the delivery of two modernized RTCH Kits that can be applied in the field.

In June 2019, the U.S. Navy selected Taylor Defense to repair and maintain all-terrain cranes for the Marine Corps, a contract worth up to $84 million over 10 years.MageeNews.com is an online news source covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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