SC armored vehicle maker gets $82 million contract

LADSON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina company that makes armored vehicles is receiving a $82.3 million federal contract.

Force Protection Inc. announced Monday that the contract with the United States Marine Corps Systems Command is for installing independent suspension systems on Cougar armored vehicles.

The Ladson company says the work will be done in Kuwait and is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

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