Force Protection Australasia has delivered to the Australian government two Ocelot armored vehicles – a utility and command variants of the Protected Light Mobility Vehicle (PMV-L). The vehicles are being tested in Monegeetta Proving Grounds in Victoria, under the next phase of evaluation, toward the Australian Defence Land 121 Phase 4 program. Force Protection is one of three companies selected for consideration to undertake the next phase of the Land 121 Phase 4 Manufactured and Supported in Australia (MSA) program, with the contract for the future production of up to 1,300 vehicles valued at more than $A1 billion by the Australian Government.
If the company is successful in winning Land 121 Phase 4 production contract, Force Protection is planning to manufacture and support the Ocelot vehicles in Adelaide, in Southern Australia. “Local suppliers and South Australian Government representatives have been extremely positive about working with us to manufacture the Ocelot in Australia,” said Michael Moody, Force Protection Inc. Chairman and CEO.