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Originally published Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 10:57 AM

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Force Protection wins $24 million Marine contract

Force Protection Inc. said Tuesday that the U.S. Marine Corps is buying 30 of its mine-resistant Cougar armored vehicles for $24 million.

The Associated Press

LADSON, S.C. —

Force Protection Inc. said Tuesday that the U.S. Marine Corps is buying 30 of its mine-resistant Cougar armored vehicles for $24 million.

The company's stock fell 21 cents, or 3.7 percent, to $5.44 in afternoon trading amid a broad market slump Tuesday.

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