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Force Protection gets U.S. Army order

Nov. 2, 2011 at 8:11 AM

LADSON, S.C., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Force Protection of South Carolina has received a $185.9 million contract from the U.S. Army for 167 Buffalo vehicles and 102 Bar Armor Kits.

The firm sixed price award is a modification to an existing contract from U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Mich., for the mine protected clearance vehicles and armor kits, the company said.

Work is to be performed in Ladson, S.C., with deliveries extending to April 2014.

"Today's announced modification provides Force Protection important revenue visibility into 2014," Michael Moody, chairman and chief executive officer for Force Protection said.

"In addition, by securing Full Material Release and authorization to proceed to full rate production, the Buffalo has achieved additional significant milestones on the path to achieving formal Program of Record status within the U.S. Army's installed fleet of vehicles.

"We remain extremely proud of the service record of the Buffalo and the countless soldiers' lives saved performing critical route clearance missions. We will continue to work closely with the U.S. Army and other domestic services, as well as militaries worldwide, to ensure troops have the necessary resources to promote their success on the battlefield."

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