Force Protection contracted for Cougars

Feb. 23, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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LADSON, S.C., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps selected Force Protection Inc. to deliver its explosive ordinance disposal vehicles as part of a foreign military sales contract.

U.S. company Force Protection announced it will deliver its Cougar Mastiff Explosive Ordinance Disposal vehicles to the British military for the foreign military sales contract.

Under the $16.1 million deal, Force Protection says its Ladson, S.C., operations will produce and deliver 23 of its Cougar Mastiff vehicles to support ongoing roadside bomb and other explosives removal operations.

"We are delighted with the Cougar Mastiff's performance with the United Kingdom's forces," Michael Moody, Force Protection chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"The Mastiff has proven time and again to be a life saver and an excellent value for our customer. These Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mastiffs will enable bomb disposal units in the current theater of operations to perform their missions safely and effectively."

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