Mickey’s Recon Business Is In the Army Now
Mickey Truck Bodies owns and operates the only nationwide network of full-service Reconditioning & Service Centers in the truck body and trailer manufacturing business. But it also handles U.S. Army tank simulators.
To be exact, Mickey’s Southeast Reconditioning & Service Center in Ocala, FL recently refurbished a Bradley tank simulator for the U.S. Army in Fort Benning, GA. It was the first of 5 units on the Mickey docket assigned by One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS), a contractor that provides innovative solutions for complex professional services. Mickey was recommended by Simulation Systems Division & Cubic Advanced Learning Solutions out of Orlando, FL. Cubic’s businesses are primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of high technology products and services for government and commercial customers. The company is a global leader in defense and transportation systems and services.
“It took about 6 weeks to refurbish the first unit,” says Robert Badely, Mickey’s Southeast Reconditioning General Manager. “It was mainly external work – sand blasting, paint, repairs – and we went over the entire unit in great detail because, obviously, the U.S. Army is very particular about its image and the presentation of its equipment.”
The Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) is an American tank manufactured by BAE Systems Land & Armaments, formerly United Defense. It was named after U.S. General Omar Bradley, and is designed to transport infantry or scouts with armor protection while providing covering fire to suppress enemy troops and armored vehicles.