Fox­hounds deal­ing with con­di­tions, says MoD

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

The Min­istry of De­fence (MoD) has said its ar­moured ve­hi­cles are per­form­ing in Iraq – af­ter re­ports said light pa­trol Fox­hounds have bro­ken down in the heat.

The ve­hi­cles, first de­ployed in Afghanistan in 2012, were de­scribed as pro­vid­ing “un­par­al­leled pro­tec­tion for its weight and class”.

The MoD spent more than £370 mil­lion on the 400 Fox­hounds which were brought in to re­place the Snatch Land Rover.

A MoD spokes­woman said: “Fox­hound has dealt with the de­mand­ing con­di­tions in Iraq, kept our sol­diers safe and is de­liv­er­ing the re­quired op­er­a­tional out­put in the de­feat of Daesh.”

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