Ricardo to continue Foxhound assembly

Ricardo has received an order from General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection Europe (GDLS-FPE) for the assembly of 76 Foxhound vehicles for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

According to Ricardo, the Foxhound is arguably the world’s most agile and best-protected vehicle in its weight class.

The MOD said its V-shaped hull helps it withstand explosions and provides high levels of blast protection for its size and weight. Similarly, it is light and agile and designed to move freely around the narrow alleyways, tracks, bridges and culverts of Afghanistan.

All Foxhounds vehicles are assembled by Ricardo at the purpose-designed production line commissioned in 2011.

‘Production of the Foxhound is already well underway at our special vehicle production facility where we have commissioned a dedicated production line for this purpose,’ said added Ricardo director of manufacturing operations Mark Barge.