The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered three Cougar vehicles from Force Protection for delivery by June. The company says the US$1.3 million contract calls for the delivery of vehicles, spare parts and training.
Force Protection CE Michael Moody says his company is “extremely pleased” to provide the Cougar to Hungary.
“Cougar’s reputation for providing survivability to its occupants is certainly world renowned,” he says.
“This award is important to Force Protection in that part of our long term strategy is to continue to grow our customer base. This award further demonstrates our capability to enter into commercial agreements with appropriate foreign governments.”
The Cougar is a South African designed monocoque type Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle with v-shaped hull that serves to direct the blast away from under the vehicle.
About 4000 of these vehicles are currently in service with the US military, Britain, Canada, Iraq, Italy and Poland.