Buffalos, Soldiers, to the Heart of Mesopotamia: Up to $200M

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Buffalo, aka “The Claw”(click to view larger) On Nov 9/06, DefenseLINK announced that Force Protection Industries, Inc. in Ladson, SC had received a $125 million letter contract for 100 Joint EOD(Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Rapid Response Vehicles (mine-resistant Cougar JERRVs – see DID FOCUS Article) and 44 Buffalo combat engineering & EOD disposal vehicles (aka. “The Claw”) with associated manuals, deployment kits, field representative support and training. Vehicles will be deployed to and supported in Iraq (M67854-07D-5006). This contract contained options which would bring the totals to 200 JERRV vehicles and 82 Buffalo vehicles, and the estimated contract value to $200 million. The latest addition is a delivery order for 19 more Buffalos with OCBs. OCBs?!??… Work will be performed in Ladson, SC, and is expected to be completed by November 2007; support will continue up to a year after fielding. This is a sole source award to Force Protection Industries, Inc., based on an urgent and compelling need for the Government by the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA. March 6/07: Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, SC received firm-fixed-priced delivery order 0004 for $16.3 million under previously awarded contract (M67854-07D-5006) for 19 Buffalo vehicles and 19 90-day On-board Consumables […]

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