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More Foxhound vehicles for British Army

The MOD is to buy an additional 24 Foxhound vehicles for the British Army in a new £23 million contract.

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A Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle [Picture: Corporal Si Longworth, Crown copyright]
A Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle on operations in Afghanistan

Foxhound, designed and built in the UK by General Dynamics Land Systems: Force Protection Europe (GDLS:FPE), first deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 and has proved successful on operations.

Foxhound represents leading edge technology, and the vehicles are agile enough to reach a top speed of 70mph and have a V-shaped hull, providing unparalleled protection against a range of threats for their weight and class.

Since 2010, MOD has invested £371 million in Foxhound and the latest order will take the Army’s total fleet to 400 vehicles.

A Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle
A Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle is put through its paces at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan [Picture: Graeme Main, Crown copyright]

Announcing the contract at the DSEI (Defence Security Equipment International) Conference in London, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne said:

Foxhound gives our Armed Forces enhanced mobility, enhanced protection and enables them to operate in a wide range of environments.

This further £23 million investment will bolster the British Army’s capability far into the future and demonstrates our commitment to provide troops with the battle-winning vehicles they deserve.

There is no better advertisement for the British Defence industry on the international stage than the UK’s Armed Forces using British-built equipment on operations.

Published 11 September 2013