LADSON, S.C. (AP) -- The Defense Department has added $64.1 million to a contract with armored vehicle maker Force Protection Industries Inc. to upgrade the seats in nearly 2,000 armored vehicles for the Marine Corps., the company announced Monday.
The seats will be modified on Cougar mine- and ambush-resistant vehicles.
Work will be done mainly in Afghanistan, with additional work in Kuwait and at the vehicles' home bases in the U.S.
The company, a subsidiary of Force Protection Inc. is expected to finish its work by February of next year.
Force Protection, based in Ladson, N.C., saw its shares fall 14 cents, or 3.4 percent, to $4.02 in morning trading.