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 trouble, they've signed two more contracts.

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The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that 97 Wolfhound vehicles (a modified Cougar) will be sold to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for $122 million.

And, The Post and Courier reports that three Cougars will be sold to Hungarian Ministry of Defence for $1.3 million.

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