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British contract for Wolfhound MRAPs

April 7, 2009 at 10:15 AM
LADSON, S.C., April 7 (UPI) -- The Force Protection Inc. and NP Aerospace Ltd. team has been contracted by the British Ministry of Defense to deliver heavy tactical-support vehicles.

The British Defense Ministry awarded U.S. company Force Protection and England-based NP Aerospace a contract for the companies to jointly supply Wolfhound heavy tactical-support vehicles.

Under the approximately $122.6 million deal, the Force Protection-NP Aerospace 50-50 joint venture, called Integrated Survivability Technologies Ltd., will supply 97 of the Wolfhound vehicles along with service and spare parts to the British Ministry of Defense.

The Wolfhound multi-mission tactical vehicle is based on the Cougar/Mastiff mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle platform developed by Force Protection.

"We have established this partnership in the United Kingdom as the base for growing our business with the British Ministry of Defense," Michael Moody, Force Protection chief executive, said in a statement.

"We are confident that this new IST joint venture will provide maximum benefits and flexibility to our customer and the war fighter."

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