Pentagon plans $147 mln truck sale to Britain


WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Pentagon told Congress Monday of a potential $147 million sale to Britain of 170 trucks designed to withstand roadside bombs used against allied forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The main contractor for the mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles would be Force Protection Industries Inc of Ladson, North Carolina, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a notice to lawmakers. (Reporting by Jim Wolf; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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