After slipping into reverse this summer, Force Protection ( FRPT) is on a roll again. Force Protection's stock has been zooming forward, rising 30% over the past two weeks alone amid mounting hopes for new orders of the company's popular Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles. With the U.S. government set to approve billions of dollars in new funding for MRAP vehicles -- and the military halting plans for a rival vehicle program -- Force Protection could soon see demand for its powerful trucks grow even stronger. While it faces stiff competition from Navistar ( NAVZ) and a new duo formed by Ceradyne ( CRDN) and Oshkosh ( OSK), Force Protection enjoys some major opportunities right now. The U.S. is currently fielding bids for so-called MRAP II vehicles, with the first orders expected to be placed as early as next month. Meanwhile, the government has delayed a high-profile Humvee-replacement program -- calling for new "Joint Light Tactical Vehicles" -- and potentially opened new doors for Force Protection in the process. "In our opinion, this move benefits FRPT in two ways," SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst Chris Donaghey wrote on Wednesday. "First, it likely extends the longevity of the MRAP program, which could mean MRAP production extends beyond 2008. Second, it allows more time for FRPT to complete the development of its Cheetah vehicle, see it fielded domestically and internationally and continue the spiral development process to add capabilities.