Force Protection Industries has received a firm fixed price modification contract from US Marine Corps for the purchase of 1,000 independent suspension system (ISS) kits for its Cougar fleet.

The $106.9m award includes 650 ISS kits for Cougar Category I vehicles and 350 ISS kits for Cougar Category II mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles.

The ISS kits will ensure the cougar vehicle fleet can continue to perform critical missions in highly sturdy areas in Afghanistan.

Delivery of the kits is expected to begin in the Company’s 2011 third quarter and will be completed by end of 2011.