Force Protection wins $64.1 million award for additional vehicle modernization

LADSON, S.C., 24 Aug. 2010. Force Protection Industries Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Force Protection Inc. and a designer, developer, and manufacturer of survivability solutions, won a modification to existing contract M67854-07-D-5031 with an approximate value of $64.1 million for seat survivability upgrade kits for 1,946 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Category I Cougar vehicles.

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

LADSON, S.C., 24 Aug. 2010. Force Protection Industries Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Force Protection Inc. and a designer, developer, and manufacturer of survivability solutions, won a modification to existing contract M67854-07-D-5031 with an approximate value of $64.1 million for seat survivability upgrade kits for 1,946 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Category I Cougar vehicles.

The modification is subject to definitization. Work will be performed primarily in Afghanistan with additional work in Kuwait and home stations in the United States. All work under this modification is expected to be complete by February, 2011.

The seat upgrades “enhance the already significant survivability of the Cougar vehicle,” says Randy Hutcherson, chief operating officer for Force Protection Industries. “This award represents an important milestone in our ongoing upgrade, sustainment and modernization efforts. As we continue to develop additional survivability enhancements we will work with our customers to implement those enhancements on our installed fleet of vehicles.”

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