Ri­cardo re­ceives or­der for ad­di­tional Fox­hound ve­hi­cles

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Ri­cardo has re­ceived an or­der from prime con­trac­tor Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics Land Sys­tems-Force Pro­tec­tion Europe (GDLS-FPE), for the assem­bly of 76 ad­di­tional ve­hi­cles, bring­ing the to­tal Fox­hound fleet size or­dered to date by the UK Min­istry of De­fence to 376. Ar­guably the world’s most ag­ile and best-pro­tected ve­hi­cle in its weight class, all Fox­hounds ve­hi­cles are as­sem­bled by Ri­cardo at the pur­pose-de­signed pro­duc­tion line com­mis­sioned in 2011.

“The Fox­hound is ex­actly the right ve­hi­cle for Bri­tish forces, pro­vid­ing what com­man­ders on the ground in Afghanistan are de­scrib­ing as ‘an enor­mous leap for­ward’ in ca­pa­bil­ity,” com­mented Ri­cardo CEO Dave Shem­mans. “This highly im­pres­sive ve­hi­cle that has the po­ten­tial to save many lives, has re­sulted from our very suc­cess­ful sub­con­tract with prime con­trac­tor Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics. Ri­cardo is proud to have as­sem­bled all of the Fox­hounds or­dered for Bri­tish forces by the MoD.”

“Pro­duc­tion of the Fox­hound is al­ready well un­der way at our spe­cial ve­hi­cle pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity where we have com­mis­sioned a ded­i­cated pro­duc­tion line for this pur­pose,” added Mark Barge, Di­rec­tor of man­u­fac­tur­ing op­er­a­tions. “To­gether with our work for pre­mium ve­hi­cle cus­tomers such as Bu­gatti, McLaren and the mo­tor­sports in­dus­try up to and in­clud­ing For­mula 1 teams, Ri­cardo has an en­vi­able track record of man­u­fac­tur­ing ex­cep­tional prod­ucts.”

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