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LADSON, S.C. – (NASDAQ:FRPT) has received firm fixed-price modifications to an existing contract with a total value of $19.9 million for continuing field service support work in Afghanistan, Kuwait and the continental United States.

All work under these modifications is expected to be complete in August of next year.

Randy Hutcherson, Chief Operating Officer for Force Protection, 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,” he added.

Force Protection is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of survivability solutions, including 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’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 (IEDs).

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