Force Protection presents the new Ocelot’s utility variant at International Armoured Vehicles 2011

 

IAV International Armoured Vehicles 2011
International Defence Exhibition & Conference
Excel London
, United Kingdom
07 - 10 February 2011
 
Force Protection at IAV 2011
 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 5:46 PM

 
Force Protection presents the new Ocelot’s utility variant at International Armoured Vehicles 2011.
 
 
Force Protection Europe’s contract winning light protected patrol vehicle for the British Army, with the Ocelot. At IAV 2011, Force Protection presents for the first time to the public, the version of the Ocelot variant which will be delivered to the British army and the new utility variant.
     
     

The first batch of vehicles, which will be known as Foxhound by the British Army, will be delivered to the Army’s training fleet later this year with the final vehicles scheduled to be completed by Spring 2012.

Designed, developed and built in the UK by survivability specialist Force Protection Europe, together with Team Ocelot partners automotive specialist Ricardo plc, Thales, QinetiQ, Formaplex, DSG and Sula, Ocelot is the most highly protected and agile vehicle of its size and weight that is available today.

Ocelot moved from concept to development over a remarkably short time frame for a military vehicle. Marrying together innovations from the motorsport arena with traditional defence vehicle development discipline, Ocelot underwent more than 12 months of rigorous blast and mobility testing before being chosen by the MoD.

     
David Hind, Managing Director, Force Protection Europe, said, “Our prime goal for this year is to meet the MoD’s schedule for the LPPV programme. However Ocelot’s success has also generated international interest in this ground breaking vehicle, which we hope to see being developed for other markets; the first of these is Australia as we prepare to send two Ocelots – a utility and a command variant – Down Under for testing in the Land 121 Phase 4 Project for the Protected Mobility Vehicle – Light prototype.”
     
David Hind, Managing Director, Force Protection Europe, said, “Our prime goal for this year is to meet the MoD’s schedule for the LPPV programme. However Ocelot’s success has also generated international interest in this ground breaking vehicle, which we hope to see being developed for other markets; the first of these is Australia as we prepare to send two Ocelots – a utility and a command variant – Down Under for testing in the Land 121 Phase 4 Project for the Protected Mobility Vehicle – Light prototype.”
 

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