LADSON, S.C: Force Protection, Inc. today announced that the Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered three Cougar vehicles. The contract calls for delivery of vehicles, spare parts and training by June 2009. The value of the award totals $1.3 million.
“We are extremely pleased to provide the battle proven Cougar to the Hungarian Ministry of Defence. Cougar’s reputation for providing survivability to its occupants is certainly world renowned. This award is important to Force Protection in that part of our long term strategy is to continue to grow our customer base. This award further demonstrates our capability to enter into commercial agreements with appropriate foreign governments,” said Michael Moody, Chief Executive Officer of Force Protection.
Force Protection, Inc. is a leading American designer, developer and manufacturer of survivability solutions, predominantly ballistic- and blast-protected wheeled vehicles currently deployed by the U.S. military and its allies to support armed forces and security personnel in conflict zones.
Force Protection’s specialty vehicles, the Cougar, the Buffalo and the Cheetah, are designed specifically for reconnaissance and urban operations and to protect their occupants from landmines, hostile fire, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs, commonly referred to as roadside bombs). Force Protection 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. Force Protection 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.