UK Ministry of Defence signed a U.S. company General Dynamics Land Systems a contract to supply an additional batch of light armored vehicles Foxhound, reports Jane’s.
Under the new agreement, the price of which amounted to 36.4 million dollars, the British War Office would be to get 24 new armored vehicles.
Based on the new agreement, the total portfolio of orders of the Ministry of Defence of England armored type Foxhound was 400 units.
Past cars bought British military department within applets urgent operational needs, allowing to spend money on urgent defense procurement without a formal tender.
Foxhound — light armored vehicle to put Sun UK
In November 2012 it was reported that the British War Office wants to buy an additional batch of 50 armored Foxhound. Sum of a possible transaction was valued at 80 million dollars.
Yet, because of cuts in military spending purchase volume machines was reduced to 24 units. Foxhound is capable of speeds up to 132 km per hour.
Machine protected against improvised explosive devices and light infantry weapons. Additionally, armored vehicles can be equipped with protection against grenade shots.