General Dynamics additional contract from British Army for 24 Foxhound armoured vehicles 1409132
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|Saturday, September 14, 2013 01:46 PM|
|General Dynamics additional contract from British Army for 24 Foxhound armoured vehicles.|
General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection Europe has received a $36.3 million (€23 million) contract for an additional 24 Foxhound light tactical blast-protected vehicles from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The order will expand the MoD’s fleet to 400 vehicles. General Dynamics Land Systems, parent company of General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection Europe, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle General Dynamics Land Systems at DSEI 2013, defense exhibition in London, United Kingdom.
Production of the first Foxhound vehicles began in 2011 and since June 2012 the vehicles have been deployed in Afghanistan for use by British troops operating in mentoring and partnering roles with the Afghan National Security Forces. Production was extended in 2012 for an additional 150 vehicles, helping to preserve the jobs created across the UK in fabrication, manufacture and support.
Foxhound vehicles provide enhanced mobility and blast survivability to troops operating in urban environments. The Foxhound is a new design for a light tactical (4x4) highly mine- and blast-protected vehicle, integrating V-hull blast-protection technology with a modular demountable protected crew pod. The vehicle’s low weight and tight turning circle enable it to operate effectively in urban environments where the infrastructure cannot support heavier, larger vehicles.