Army orders more mine-resistant vehicles from Ladson company (USA)


CHARLESTON, S.C., The Pentagon has ordered more of a Ladson manufacturer's mine-resistant vehicles for use in Iraq and Afghanistan, the company said.


(07.02.2006)

Force Protection Inc., which makes armored military vehicles, said Tuesday that the Army has ordered 19 of the 23-ton Buffalo troop transports with an option to buy 26 more.

The vehicles have a V-shaped hull to protect passengers from blasts from land mines and improvised explosive devices. The Buffalo model includes a camera and remote-controlled hydraulic arm to screen and handle explosives.

Financial details of the Army's order were not available but should be completed in about a month, the company said.

In May, the company received an almost $46 million contract to manufacture 71 Cougar vehicles.

Von: 8 February 2006 (AP)-- (c) 2006. The Associated Press.

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