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U.S. Marine Corps Orders More Force Protection Vehicles

Category: Contracts


Continuing strong demand for Force Protection, Inc.'s armored vehicles was highlighted recently as the manufacturer announced another delivery order from the U.S. Marine Corps worth an estimated $69 million for 100 additional Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicles (JERRV).

The order marks the fulfillment of a sole source contract previously announced and awarded to Force Protection on November 9, 2006.

More than 300 Force Protection vehicles are currently in the field, and have an unmatched record for troop safety in the face of improvised explosive devices, land mines and roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Popular with explosive ordnance disposal teams and other first response units who credit the vehicles with saving their lives, the vehicles incorporate a V-shaped hull design that deflects the force of blasts away from passengers.

The vehicles have set the standard for blast protection. Thousands of incidents in the global war on terror show that Force Protection's proven blast protection technology saves the lives of US troops on the ground who constantly face explosive threats. This order once again confirms that the investments the company have been making to increase their capacity will prove to be time and money well-spent.

Sergyi Way

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Force Protection, Inc.

Cougar (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)

COUGAR (Armoured car)

Cougar H 4x4 (Mine protected carrier)

Cougar MRAP (Mine protected carrier)

Cougar (Wheeled armoured personnel carrier)


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