Force Protection receives $46.1 million modernization contract

Charleston Regional Business Journal
June 7, 2010

Ladson-based armored truck maker Force Protection Inc. announced today that it has received a $46.1 million contract award from the Marine Corps for additional modernization of the U.S. military’s Cougar fleet.

The contract covers the purchase and installation of more than 2,400 upgraded fire extinguishing systems, with deliveries scheduled to begin in July and to be completed by February.

The program complements Force Protection’s push to expand its modernization efforts, which includes the installation of independent suspension system kits on a large number of Cougars, company officials said in a statement.

“This award for additional modernization is another indicator that our Cougar family of vehicles remains a critical asset for the U.S. and other militaries worldwide,” said Randy Hutcherson, Force Protection’s chief operating officer.

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