A leaner Cougar

  • 10-Sep-2008 04:10 EDT
The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Force Protection Inc. a $7.2 million contract for five reduced weight Cougar vehicles in response to an urgent request to develop vehicles providing enhanced mobility while maintaining survivability. These vehicles incorporate significant amounts of design and technology developed as part of the Cheetah platform. The lighter base vehicle weight and higher available power provide the Marine Corps with flexibility to use the increased available payload and power to carry additional operation equipment and/or exterior armor solutions, such as Force Armor for defeating explosively formed penetrators. The lighter base vehicle weight also increases the mobility and maneuverability of the vehicle, increasing the overall utility of Cougar as operational requirements change.
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