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Marines contract for Cougar suspensions

LADSON, S.C., April 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has modified a contract with Force Protection to provide Cougar armored vehicles with next-generation suspension technologies.


Published: April 6, 2010 at 2:26 PM

U.S. company and developer of the Cougar mine resistant ambush protected vehicle Force Protection received the contract modification from the Marine Corps Systems Command.

Under the $82.3 million award, Force Protection will provide Cougar vehicles with independent suspension system kits at the Kuwait-based MRAP Sustainment Facility. The contract is part of an effort to provide the Cougar vehicles with suspension technologies to support ongoing operations in Afghanistan.

"This award is important to the performance of ongoing difficult but important missions in Afghanistan," Randy Hutcherson, Force Protection chief operating officer, said in a statement.

"We are extremely proud of the proven performance and continued durability of our Cougar fleet and look forward to maintaining this important asset in the years to come."