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10:41 am on Sunday August 24, 2014

On Charleston police plans for thier military surplus

The Dorchester County Sheriff plans to use its mine resistant armored vehicle, an MRAP, mainly for hurricane duty.
2:43 am on Sunday November 6, 2011

North Charleston company turns regular cars into armored protection

Image by Flickr user 905bosun Stopping things like this: Bullet resistant glass. With 32,000 square feet of space, Streit USA Armoring is stripping down and remaking about a dozen cars a month — adding bullet resistant glass and hidden steel plates...
2:06 am on Thursday February 25, 2010

Ladson-based Force Protection unveils new military vehicle: JAMMA (updated)

Image by Force Protection Update February 25: The Post and Courier has followed with a nice well-rounded write-up on the new vehicle; read it here. First reporting: Ladson-based armored-vehicle maker Force Protection has unveiled a new military...
10:08 am on Tuesday April 7, 2009

Force Protection signs two more contracts

Image by Force ProtectionImage by 20090407-cougar.jpg Big, mean, and armored: The Charleston-made Cougar is made to withstand many explosive attacks. Good news for the Charleston manufacturer Force Protection that had been showing some financial...
12:05 pm on Wednesday March 25, 2009

Man charged with stealing from armored car, that he was working for

Image by Flickr user peasap Image by 20090325-money.jpg Money, it's always watching. Charleston County Sheriffs say a Summerville man took $120,000 while loading money onto an armored van. The Post and Courier has the story, they've updated with an...
10:57 am on Monday December 15, 2008

Force Protection lays off 150 more

This news of layoffs was largely expected as local armored vehicle maker, Force Protection continues to transition to a smaller, more nimble company after largely saturating the military's demand for mine-resistant vehicles. Read more stories on...
8:36 am on Saturday November 22, 2008

Force Protection aims to be more nimble, international

After largely saturating the American military's needs for larger mine-resistant vehicles and losing out on a bid to design a better-armored Humvee-style vehicle, local manufacturer Force Protection has announced it will becomes a more diverse...
7:12 am on Friday October 31, 2008

Force Protection shifting focus

After not being included in the governments efforts to improve on the Humvee, and having nearly saturating the domestic demand for mine-resistant vehicles: Force Protection is shifting its focus to foreign markets and developing new-and-improved...
5:06 am on Thursday October 30, 2008

Force Protection doesn't make cut to design better Humvee

Famous local armored-vehicle maker Force Protection was passed up by the Pentagon to design an armored replacement vehicle for the Humvee in war zones. The Army wants a more durable, protected vehicle for routine use in places like Iraq and...
8:45 am on Saturday October 4, 2008

Giant armored earthmovers flying to the war

Image by U.S. Air Force/Timothy TaylorImage by 20081004armored.jpg An Army High Mobility Engineer Excavator is moved into position prior to being loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy September 29 at Charleston Air Force Base. Charleston-based 437th Airlift Wing...