More Buffalos For Marine Corps
Posted on March 9, 2007
Force Protection, Inc., a manufacturer of ballistic- and mine-protected vehicles. announced that it has received a delivery order from the U.S. Marine Corps for an additional 19 Buffalo mine-protected vehicles worth an estimated $16.2 million.
Under a November 2006 contract award administered by the Marine Corps Systems Command, Force Protection expects to deliver the 19 Buffalo vehicles by December. The Buffalo was initially deployed in the war on terror in 2003, being used to detect and remove thousands of suspected explosive threats by military engineers who credit the vehicle with saving lives. The Buffalo's performance for troop safety and sustainability in the field has also made it the sole source vehicle for the Marine's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program Category III requirement.