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Ladson defense contractor updates $17M Marine contract

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - The Ladson military contractor specializing in armored vehicles announced Tuesday the company received a firm fixed price modification to a Marine Corps contract.

The contract has a total value of approximately $17.4 million and extends 54 field service representatives to provide the full spectrum of support, modernization, and upgrade work on the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet.

All work under this modification is to be performed in Kuwait and expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2011.

"This award provides for the continued  modernization and upgrade work for the installed Cougar fleet in the Middle East.  These upgrades and modernization activities improve the combat proven Cougar's performance to meet ongoing mission requirements in Afghanistan,"  said Randy Hutcherson, Chief Operating Officer for Force Protection Industries, Inc.

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