UK to send 70 Husky TSV 4x4 armored vehicles to Ghana
According to Army Technology, the British Army will send 70 Husky TSV 4x4 armoured vehicles to Ghana and provide related training regarding the operation and regular maintenance of these vehicles.
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British Husky TSV armoured vehicle. (Picture source: Andrew Linnett/commons.wikimedia.org)
The announcement comes during British Minister for Africa Vicky Ford’s visit to Ghana, Army Technology reports. As part of the UK-Ghana security and defence partnership, a deal will see 70 Husky armoured vehicles arriving in the African country, the Ghana News Agency reported, citing a statement issued by the UK High Commission in Accra.
The International MXT-MV (Military Extreme Truck - Military Version) is an infantry mobility vehicle produced by Navistar Defense, a subsidiary of Navistar International, which is the owner of the International brand of vehicles. Introduced in 2006 and developed in parallel with the civilian International MXT, the MXT-MV is extensively modified for military duty compared to its civilian counterpart. It is transportable by a Lockheed C-130 Hercules military aircraft.
The Husky is a variant of the MXT-MVA modified to satisfy the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence requirements for the Tactical Support Vehicle (TSV) program for the British Army. Husky is a protected support vehicle, providing a highly mobile and flexible load-carrying vehicle. It has been designed for a wide range of missions, including transporting food, water and ammunition, and acting as a command vehicle at headquarters. Armed with a machine gun, Husky joins its sister vehicles Wolfhound and Coyote as part of the tactical support vehicle programme. Some vehicles are fitted out as specialised recovery vehicles or fitted with a heavy machine gun or grenade machine gun.
Variants are available with three different cab configurations: standard, extended cab, and crew cab.
Standard, unarmored version.
The MXT-MVA (Military Extreme Truck - Military Version Armored) was designed by Israeli vehicle manufacturer Plasan. It offers the choice of two removable armor kits, dubbed A-Kit and B-Kit, with increasing levels of protection against bullets, mines and improvised explosive devices.
The Husky is a variant of the MXT-MVA modified to satisfy the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence requirements for the Tactical Support Vehicle (TSV) program for the British Army.
Navistar built its rejected M-ATV candidate sharing some powertrain and suspension components with the MXT, but with a unique chassis. This protection system was designed by Navistar rather than its normal MXT and MRAP partner, Plasan.