The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to invest £46m in acquiring 51 new Foxhound patrol vehicles for soldiers serving on the front line in Afghanistan. Foxhound is designed and built by General Dynamics: Force Protection in Britain.
The announcement was made by defence minister Philip Dunne during a visit to the company’s spares facility in Telford, which provides spare parts for the Foxhound vehicle. The contract forms part of an overall investment of £340m that will provide the army with a total fleet of 376 vehicles.
The Foxhound vehicle uses Formula One technology to provide what is claimed to be unparalleled protection for its weight and class.