To . . . "replace the existing LR fleet as a GP 4x4 taxi", ploughing up-an-down the motorways, driving between deployed field locations, I would respectfully suggest/ask, WHY would you spend more, and for what added capabilities, then is available from ?! . . . .If UK MOD does not buy either this or the new JLR Defender, what will likely replace the existing LR fleet as a GP 4x4 taxi? Or will they just turn the existing LR fleet into Trigger's Brooms and keep replacing bits, rather than cast & replace?
With - when really required - for more arduous, combat situations, the models with which we are already familiar . . .
FOXHOUND LPPV is at the cutting edge of protected patrol vehicle technology, providing unprecedented levels of blast protection for its size and weight. Featuring blast survivability close to that of a Mastiff – and just a little bigger than the Snatch Land Rover it replaces – the Foxhound is ideally suited for manoeuvring around the narrow backstreets of towns and villages.
Weighing in at six tones, it has a top speed of 70mph and can do 0-50mph in just 19 seconds.
Four-wheel steering makes it extra agile, with a 40ft turning circle.
HUSKY TSV is a highly mobile, protected support vehicle, providing commanders with an armoured, mobile and flexible load carrying vehicle, there are currently three Husky variants 1: Command Post 2: Utility and 3: Ambulance.
The Husky is a variant of the American MXT-MVA (Military Extreme Truck – Military Version) modified to the UK MoD’s requirements, it will carry out resupply (food, water and ammunition) and support where heavier vehicles such as Mastiff and Wolfhound can’t get to.
Capable of carrying a crew of 4, commander and driver plus 2, it is thought that Husky will eventually replace Land Rover, Pinzgauer and the RB44.
Vehicles with enhanced armour are much more commonplace now with the increased threat from roadside IED and are likely to Read More