Force Protection Inc. and General Dynamics Land Systems — through their joint venture Force Dynamics LLC — continued to break monthly vehicle production records in December.
Through the Force Dynamics joint venture, the companies produced 343 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Category I and Category II vehicles. Force Protection alone also produced seven Category III Buffalo vehicles in December, one more than the six deliveries called for in its sole-sourced MRAP contract, and thereby set a new Force Protection record with 350 total vehicle deliveries. Force Dynamics finished 2007 with 56 vehicles ahead of schedule on all MRAP Category I and II delivery commitments. In addition, Force Protection ended the year with three vehicles ahead of schedule on its sole-sourced Category III Buffalo contracts.
The Pentagon has ordered more than 3,000 Cougar and Buffalo vehicles from Force Protection in support of MRAP requirements. To date, the Force Dynamics enterprise has delivered more than 1,360 Cougar MRAP vehicles.