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Force Protection's TSG Division Ships Second Buffalo Vehicle

Second Shipment in 2003 for Advanced Mine Clearance Vehicle

CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 6 -- Force Protection, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: SJET) announced today the shipment of a "Buffalo" Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle. This is the second vehicle delivered in 2003.

The Buffalo is a highly advanced Mine Resistant Vehicle, with multiple mission configurations and specially designed field repairability. This design mates South African monocoque capsule design with the latest in American automotive technology to produce a vehicle with superior blast protection, visibility, load carrying capacity, interior space and parts availability. The Buffalo has a large robotic arm that is used to unearth and remove landmines while providing maximum protection to its operators. The unique technology of the Buffalo protects it against multiple anti-tank mines as well as smaller anti-personnel mines. When needed, the Buffalo can be fitted with plates that provide protection against state-of-the-art Self-Forming Fragment landmines. In the event of damage from an anti-tank mine; the Buffalo can be repaired in the field in four hours or less.

Garth Barrett, TSG President remarked, "These Buffalos are the latest and most advanced in a long line of Mine Protected Vehicles with which I have been involved. We are very proud of the advances that have been incorporated in the Buffalo and we are gratified by the performance of the Buffalo in operational use. It's great to see them coming off the production line."

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About Force Protection, Inc.

Force Protection, Inc. manufactures and distributes vehicles that protect and save lives and property. Its subsidiary, Technical Solutions Group, Inc., (TSG) manufactures and markets military vehicles that are protected against landmines and hostile fire. These vehicles are typically used to transport personnel safely in areas infested with landmines and for the actual removal of landmines. The vehicles are manufactured in Charleston, SC, where TSG is based. For more information visit . Recently, Technical Solutions Group was highlighted on CNBC's Business Center. A video clip of the segment is available at: