Foxhounds dealing with conditions, says MoD
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.”