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Force Protection earns $19 million contract modification

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - Force Protection Industries announced Tuesday that it has received $19.9 million in a fixed contract modification for continuing field service support work in Afghanistan, Kuwait and the continental United States.

The company expects the work detailed in the modification to be completed in August, 2011.

Randy Hutcherson, Chief Operating Officer for Force Protection Industries, Inc., said, "These awards allow us to continue the important upgrade and sustainment work on the installed Cougar fleet in the Middle East. The vehicle's capabilities are significantly enhanced for the harsh conditions in Afghanistan through the completion of this work."

Force Protection, Inc. is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer ofarmored vehicles to be used by military personnel in combat zones. The Company's specialty vehicles, including the Buffalo, Cougar and related variants, are designed specifically for reconnaissance and urban operations and to protect their occupants from landmines, hostile fire, and improvised explosive devices.

The Company also provides long-term support services of its vehiclesincluding supplying spare parts, regular maintenance and providing off-road driver training and maintenance programs.

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