New Foxhound displayed in UK
The British Army’s new Foxhound vehicle has been unveiled for the first time since its arrival in Afghanistan. Hundreds of people involved in equipment and support for the UK’s Land Forces have flocked to the Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) Exhibition at Millbrook in Bedfordshire.
The MoD has committed £270 million for 300 Foxhound vehicles with General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection Europe, which will sustain around 750 UK jobs.
Foxhound’s V-shaped hull helps it withstand explosions and provides unprecedented levels of blast protection for its size and weight. It is light and agile and designed to move freely around the narrow alleyways, tracks, bridges and culverts of Afghanistan.
The second tranche of this Britishdesigned-and-built vehicle is part of a £5.5 billion investment in the Army’s core armoured vehicle programme over the next 10 years. A total of £160 billion will be spent on equipment and equipment support over the next decade.