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12:35 pm on Thursday June 24, 2010

Force Protection lands $15.4M contract

Image by Flickr user Steadyjohn Cougars lined up in Baghdad. Ladson-based Force Protection Inc. has received a $15.4 million contract from the Marines to install modifications and perform maintenance on its Cougar vehicles. The mine-resistant,...
2:06 am on Thursday February 25, 2010

Ladson-based Force Protection unveils new military vehicle: JAMMA (updated)

Image by Force Protection Update February 25: The Post and Courier has followed with a nice well-rounded write-up on the new vehicle; read it here. First reporting: Ladson-based armored-vehicle makerĀ Force Protection has unveiled a new military...
10:08 am on Tuesday April 7, 2009

Force Protection signs two more contracts

Image by Force ProtectionImage by 20090407-cougar.jpg Big, mean, and armored: The Charleston-made Cougar is made to withstand many explosive attacks. Good news for the Charleston manufacturer Force Protection that had been showing some financial...
10:57 am on Monday December 15, 2008

Force Protection lays off 150 more

This news of layoffs was largely expected as local armored vehicle maker, Force Protection continues to transition to a smaller, more nimble company after largely saturating the military's demand for mine-resistant vehicles. Read more stories on...
8:36 am on Saturday November 22, 2008

Force Protection aims to be more nimble, international

After largely saturating the American military's needs for larger mine-resistant vehicles and losing out on a bid to design a better-armored Humvee-style vehicle, local manufacturer Force Protection has announced it will becomes a more diverse...
7:12 am on Friday October 31, 2008

Force Protection shifting focus

After not being included in the governments efforts to improve on the Humvee, and having nearly saturating the domestic demand for mine-resistant vehicles: Force Protection is shifting its focus to foreign markets and developing new-and-improved...
5:06 am on Thursday October 30, 2008

Force Protection doesn't make cut to design better Humvee

Famous local armored-vehicle maker Force Protection was passed up by the Pentagon to design an armored replacement vehicle for the Humvee in war zones. The Army wants a more durable, protected vehicle for routine use in places like Iraq and...
4:42 am on Wednesday August 13, 2008

Force Protection gets $69.5 million order from Marine Corps

Just a few days after delivering the first part of a $94 million order, Ladson-based Force Protection has received a $69.5 million order from the Marine Corps for "the service and support, including spare parts, of its Mine Resistant Ambush...
7:16 am on Thursday August 7, 2008

Vehicle industry in Charleston could bounce back

After all sorts of doom-and-gloom from the area's vehicle manufacturers and customizers, it looks like things could be turning around. Ailing Protected Vehicles (maker of mine-resistant war vehicles) could soon be owned by the same company as the...
4:49 pm on Wednesday July 23, 2008

Force Protection gets $3.5M order

Ladson-based Force Protection has just received a $3.5 million order from the French military and will build five of their Buffalo-class armored vehicles for them. The company's mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles have gotten a lot of...
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