Force Protection's TSG Division Ships Tenth Buffalo Vehicle

CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRCP) announced the shipment of a "Buffalo" Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle by its subsidiary, Technical Solutions Group (TSG).

A versatile and advanced example of modern military equipment, TSG's Buffalo combines the protection of South African monocoque capsule design and American automotive technology. The result of years of technological development in war torn Southern Africa, the knowledge behind the vehicle is extensive. Its design allows the Buffalo to take a landmine blast while protecting its crew. To see pictures of the Buffalo and for information on other TSG vehicles, please visit: .

Michael Watts, Force Protection Inc.'s CEO stated, "We're very proud of the Buffalo. I'm excited to see how well it's been performing. In today's world, protection of our forces deserves our best efforts. Being a part of that protection is rewarding for TSG."

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 Ladson, 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: . Contact: Investor Relations, Force Protection, Inc., 714-903-0025, or visit: .

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