British Army Orders Additional Mastiff EOD Vehicles
LADSON, S.C. --- Force Protection, Inc., a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of survivability solutions and provider of total life cycle support for those products, today announced that it has received an order for 23 Cougar Mastiff Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) variants to be delivered to the United Kingdom via a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract from Marine Corps Systems Command. The undefinitized contract has a value not to exceed $16.1 million.
The work will be performed in Ladson, SC and is expected to be completed prior to April, 2010. The first 5 Mastiff EOD vehicles were delivered on February 8th, 2010, 20 days after contract award due to long lead funding previously received towards work on the contract.
Michael Moody, Chief Executive Officer of Force Protection, commented, “We are delighted with the Cougar Mastiff’s performance with the United Kingdom’s forces. The Mastiff has proven time and again to be a life saver and an excellent value for our customer. These EOD Mastiffs will enable bomb disposal units in the current theater of operations to perform their missions safely and effectively. We thank our United Kingdom customer for their continued confidence in our products and we look forward to continuing to build on our strong relationships with the Ministry of Defence to meet other current and future survivability needs for British forces.”
Force Protection, Inc. is a leading American designer, developer and manufacturer of survivability solutions, predominantly blast- and ballistic-protected wheeled vehicles currently deployed by the U.S. military and its allies to support armed forces and security personnel in conflict zones. The Company also is the developer and manufacturer of ForceArmor, an armor package providing superior protection against explosively formed projectiles (EFPs), now available for a wide range of tactical-wheeled vehicles.
The Company is one of the original developers and primary providers of vehicles for the U.S. military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicle program.
Force Protection Receives Order for Cougar Mastiff Vehicles