Published June 20, 2012
Force Protection Europe has finalized a contract with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for 100 blast-protected vehicles, the company announced Monday.
The contract with the General Dynamics subsidiary expands the number of vehicles from 200 to 300. Production for the Foxhounds began in 2011, and some of the vehicles have been deployed to Afghanistan. The company will extend production, which will happen in the U.K.
“This award allows us to continue to provide the life-saving blast protection provided by the Foxhound vehicle to U.K. troops on deployment, following in the long line of proven protection provided by our vehicles,” said David Hind, General Dynamics Land Systems Force Protection Europe’s managing director, in a news release. “Foxhound is the product of a successful partnership between General Dynamics and key suppliers, which has delivered this life-saving technology in less than 24 months since contract award.”
The Foxhound is designed for urban environments that can’t support Force Protection’s larger, heavier vehicles. It has a V-hull and modular pod for the crew to be protected from mines and other blasts.