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Marines modify protection kit contract

Sept. 28, 2011 at 7:04 AM

LADSON, S.C., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Force Protection Industries Inc. in South Carolina has received a contract modification from the U.S. Marine Corps for fuel tank protection modification kits.

The firm, fixed-price modification is to an existing contract from Marine Corps Systems Command with a total value of approximately $16.9 million.

The award is for 961 fuel tank protection modernization kits and certain tools for the Marine's Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Work will be performed in Charleston, S.C., and is expected to be completed no later than March 30, the company said.

The company announced in May that it had received an order for 1,130 fuel tank kits with an approximate value of $18.8 million.

"This additional fuel tank protection kit order continues the important modernization work for the installed Cougar fleet and ensures that additional vehicles will receive the best available protection for their fuel systems," said Phil Ciarlo, chief of operations for Force Protection.

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