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British army upgrades Foxhound patrol vehicle for operational deployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina

British army soldiers from 8 Para Fd Coy, 103REME (Reserves) and members of the Foxhound Project Team (PT) have recently been fitting modifications to the Foxhound, Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) for operational deployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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The upgraded version of British army Foxhound patrol vehicle. (Picture source REME Twitter account)

The Foxhound is a development to meet the requirements of the British Army for a new Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) to replace the Land Rover Snatch. The Foxhound is a British version of the Ocelot that was developed and designed by the American company Force Protection, now a branch unit of General Dynamics.

The Ocelot was unveiled in September 2009 during the Defense and Security exhibition DSEI in London. n September 2010, the Ocelot Foxhound LPPV was selected under the program against the contender Supacat and NP Aerospace consortium’s SPV400. An initial £180m order for 200 Ocelot Foxhound vehicles was made through urgent operational requirements (UOR) process in November 2010

In December 2011 a further 100 Ocelot Foxhounds were ordered as part of a £400m package of protected vehicles and Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) technology for British Forces in Afghanistan.

The Ocelot is a patrol vehicle with the engine at the front, the crew compartment in the middle, and the troop area at the rear. The design is modular, and all of the components can be removed easily.

The Foxhound LPPV has a crew of two consisting of commander and driver and can carry four fully equipped troops who are seated to either side in the rear on individual seats facing inwards. The hull vehicle of the vehicle provides protection against small arms firing and shell splinters. The Foxhound has a V-shaped hull which increases protection against land mines and IEDs blast.

In standard configuration, the Foxhound has no armament, but it can be fitted with small open roof turret armed with a 7.62 mm machine gun or remote weapon system. The British army Foxhound is equipped with two swivel stations armed with 7.62 mm machine guns mounted on each side on the top of the hull.

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