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More Foxhounds ordered at a cost of £50 million

#2
Hopefully MoD wont leave them all in Afghanistan when the Brits pull out, though I have a feeling they will, then 'Terry' wont need those motor cycles and Toyota trucks.
 
#4
Hopefully MoD wont leave them all in Afghanistan when the Brits pull out, though I have a feeling they will, then 'Terry' wont need those motor cycles and Toyota trucks.

Didn't someone say a while ago that it was too expensive to ship them back and put them into storage. What will happen to them? Blow them up? Hey ho... it's not as is we are bankrupt or anything!
 
#6
If I recall correctly - and I'm a couple of year's off the power curve (!) here, Foxhound was to be taken into the Core Programme as a new LPPV and, as such, will be funded, maintained and continued outside the Contingent-funded Afghan advsnture. Like some footy cup, Foxhound's coming home....
 
#7
Anything´s got to be better than that death trap Snatch,pricey yes but how many L/R´s get wrecked every year and these things look to be pretty tough,just a shame it´s another Yank owned vehicle.
 
#8
Anything´s got to be better than that death trap Snatch,pricey yes but how many L/R´s get wrecked every year and these things look to be pretty tough,just a shame it´s another Yank owned vehicle.
I wish, just once, MoD would come out and tell the truth. Snatch was identified as unfit for purpose in the mid-90s and a replacement programme (FNIPV) was endorsed to replace it, with an ISD of 2004. This was quietly forgotten when **** all was done to deliver this replacement, and we lied to politicians when questions were asked about Snatch's vulnerability. Who remembers all the platitudes about Snatch being fit for purpose? MoD knew this was complete bollocks. Not just someone's opinion but that of the Approvals Committee who had signed off on the replacement. I predict they won't be asked searching questions.
 

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