Washington, DC 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 23, 2011



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)


1520 Old Trolley Road Summerville, South Carolina



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (843) 574-7001



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 1.01.         Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement.


On June 23, 2011, Force Protection, Inc. (the “Company”) was awarded through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Force Protection Industries, Inc., a contract modification under its contract W56HZV-08-C-0028 with the United States Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (“U.S. TACOM”) for the provision of 56 Buffalo Mine Protected Clearance Vehicles.  The total consideration under this contract modification is approximately $63.8 million.  The award was made pursuant to a contract between Force Protection Industries, Inc. and the U.S. TACOM dated November 2, 2007 for the provision of vehicles.


Item 8.01.         Other Events.


On June 28, 2011, the Company issued a press release announcing the June 23, 2011 contract modification from the U.S. TACOM.  A copy of the press release issued on June 28, 2011 is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward looking statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on beliefs and assumptions of the Company’s management, and on information currently available to management. These forward looking statements include, among other things: the growth, demand, and interest for the Company’s services and vehicles; including the Buffalo, Cougar and field service representatives, expectations for future orders of vehicles and services; the benefits and suitability of our services and vehicles; expected work completion and delivery dates; the ability to meet current and future requirements; the Company’s execution of its business strategy and strategic transformation, including its opportunities to grow the business; and the Company’s expected financial and operating results, including its revenues, cash flow and gross margins, for future periods.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any of them publicly in light of new information or future events. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.  Examples of these factors include, but are not limited to, the ability to effectively manage the risks in the Company’s business; the ability to win future awards and finalize contracts; the ability to develop new technologies and products and the acceptance of these technologies and products; and the other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risks set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2011.


Item 9.01          Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)  Exhibits










Press Release entitled “Force Protection Receives $71.3 Million in Awards for Additional Buffalo Vehicles and Field Service Representative Support”






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Force Protection, Inc.







Date: June 29, 2011








/s/ John F. Wall











John F. Wall




Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary














Press Release entitled “Force Protection Receives $71.3 Million in Awards for Additional Buffalo Vehicles and Field Service Representative Support”