Renault & Land Rover bid for MoD military support vehicles

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RENAULT TRUCKS DEFENSE and LAND ROVER announce working together to bid for UK Ministry of Defence contract work to supply military support vehicles

Renault Trucks Defense and Land Rover announce working together to bid for UK Ministry of Defence contract work to supply military support vehicles.

The cooperation between the two companies will be based on selected vehicles from the SHERPA tactical vehicle range of Renault Trucks Defense. The vehicles will be assembled by Land Rover in the UK.

Renault Trucks Defense has already been down selected for the Operational Utility Vehicle System competition in the UK and the SHERPA 4*4 offered by Renault Trucks Defense for this
competition will now be jointly offered to the UK Ministry of Defence with Land Rover.

Other opportunities for vehicles from the SHERPA range to be considered subject to ongoing requirements of the UK Ministry of Defence.
The partnership between the two world class companies offers the UK MoD the benefits of modern vehicles designed for current and future operations. This partnership builds upon the long standing relationship that Land Rover has with the UK MoD.

In a joint statement, Serge Perez, Senior Vice President of Renault Trucks Defense and John
Stretton, Director Global Government and Direct Sales Land Rover, said “The letter of intent
between Renault Trucks Defense and Land Rover to work together offers the UK Ministry of
Defence the combination of the outstanding technical design, proven performance and
reliability of the SHERPA 4*4 with the unparalleled experience of Land Rover gained from
serving the needs of the British Armed Forces for many years. The SHERPA 4*4 is an
established European Utility Vehicle with the ability to both carry the level of armour
protection demanded by current theatre of operations and with outstanding growth potential
to meet future requirements.”
February 18, 2009

http://www.renault-trucks-defense.com/sherpa_2_2000813_0.html?lang=en

http://www.renault-trucks-defense.com/sherpa_3_2000817_0.html?lang=en
 
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First the Germans (MAN), then the Italians (PANTHER) and now the French. Are there any other European nations that we habitually defeated in wars gone by that wish to supply the British Military with vehicles ? Maybe we can purchase the Santana PS10 dumbed down landrover from Spain.
 
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arfah said:
First the Germans (MAN), then the Italians (PANTHER) and now the French. Are there any other European nations that we habitually defeated in wars gone by that wish to supply the British Military with vehicles ? Maybe we can purchase the Santana PS10 dumbed down landrover from Spain.
We already did with DAF/Leyland. But most of our wars (Chatham and all that)ended up in a draw iirc. :)
 
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I wasn't even considering naval battles ! I think you cloggies won at Chatham, captured King Charles's flagship and took it back to the Nether nether lands as a prize and put it on display.

We've also bought a few scaninavian vehicles over the years.
Bloody Danes & Vikings !

Uh oh ! Meandering / Hijacking alert ! Apologies.
 
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Renault: That's the badge on the Broughton/RB44.
Sherpa: More expensive than a transit, smaller than a transit, not as good as a transit - but available in olive drab.

Got to hand it to them, with those pedigrees it's got the potential to make Bowman look like a good idea.

The automotive equivalent of Karen Matthews and Shane McGowans love child.
 
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Mr_Deputy said:
arfah said:
Mr_Deputy said:
Unreal we have to go thru all this b'sh1t. Renaults? Made by Land rover or not. Renaults?
Aaah. The RB44. Wasn't that a Dodge/Renault ?
The Dodgy Renault yeah. First time I saw one I was filling my flat bed (Bedford TM6) at the pump and thought the A-Team had come to our barracks for tea. It was so ugly I stared for ages and nearly sploshed diesel on my boots.
If only ugliness was the worst of the RB44's sins. How about being a hog-whimperingly fecking useless piece of crap?
 
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arfah said:
First the Germans (MAN), then the Italians (PANTHER) and now the French. Are there any other European nations that we habitually defeated in wars gone by that wish to supply the British Military with vehicles ? Maybe we can purchase the Santana PS10 dumbed down landrover from Spain.
The Santana isnt that bad, drove one the other day, and certain mil people say its actually quite good (leaf spring suspension aside!)
 
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GoodIdeaAtTheTime said:
Renault: That's the badge on the Broughton/RB44.
Sherpa: More expensive than a transit, smaller than a transit, not as good as a transit - but available in olive drab.

Got to hand it to them, with those pedigrees it's got the potential to make Bowman look like a good idea.

The automotive equivalent of Karen Matthews and Shane McGowans love child.
The sherpa we're talking about here is a HMMWV lokkalike, not the Leyland sherpa/ LDV pilot

Frankly I don't see why we don't get BAe to knock up something based around the Pinzgauer chassis, like the bonnet forward mantis proposal
 
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Landrover is Indian owned and about to go bust. so the whole thing is balls
 
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arfah said:
raggyavn said:
The RB44 was naff all to do with Renault.

The RB Stands for Reynolds Boughton not Renault Boughton.

Reynolds Boughton RB44
Wasn't the civilian vehicle it was based on built by 'Dodge' which IIRC was part owned or licenced by Renault ?

This is what i'm on about.
IIRC It was based on the Ford A series which I just about remember from my pre army days (late 70's) working in a ford dealership, hence the site in my link refers to Ford Engines and Transmissions.
 
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I love it when people slate a vehicle or piece of eqpt because it is not British despite the fact that very little kit is British now anyway. Yet the same people will then slate a piece of kit because it was bought on the sole basis that it was British yet there was an alternative foreign product that is perceived to be better.

The be all and end all is that we will need new eqpt and I for one don't give a monkey's where it comes from so long as it is fit for purpose. If the British manufacturing industry cannot compete with foreign companies that is not something the forces should suffer for.
 

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