British Company Jankel to supply LTTV Light Troop Transport Vehicles to Belgian army
Following the 2015 contract to supply the Belgium Ministry of Defence (BeMOD) with over 100 FOX Rapid Reaction Vehicles (RRV), British Company Jankel has secured a second prestigious contract with the Belgian army to supply a new fleet of specialist tactical vehicles, under the program LTTV Light Troop Transport Vehicles.
Jankel has an international presence in the armoured vehicle and personal protection industry, with decades of experience researching and developing innovative products that protect and save the lives of people operating in dangerous and challenging situations. (Picture source Jankel)
The British Company Jankel specialises in fully engineered solutions that utilise commercial-off-the-shelf base platforms and meet exact military customer requirements, standards and operational needs. The contract will see Jankel execute on this specialty by using the Mercedes UNIMOG platform to deliver 199 Light Troop Transport Vehicles (LTTV) to the Belgium army.
The LTTV will be designed by Jankel's team of engineers to provide a modular vehicle solution that will benefit from unique removable mission modules that enable the vehicle to be re-rolled for operational platform versatility. Alongside a fully integrated suite of military sub-systems that includes a removable ballistic protection kit, a Roll-Over-Protection-System (ROPS), weapon mounts and communications fit, the platform will provide full interoperability with the FOX RRV fleet.
On June 2017, On 30 June, the Belgian Ministry of Defense has approved the launch of the tendering procedure to equip Special Operations Forces with 199 new armored Light Troop Transport Vehicles (LTTV). First deliveries are expected in 2019.
Commenting on the contract, Mike Mullen, Jankel's Managing Director said: "This is great news for British industry. Jankel excels at selecting and converting the right commercially available base chassis into exceptional military grade vehicles, and this programme reflects our position as a leading provider of such military platforms, not just in the UK, but across Europe".
Daniel Crosby, Commercial Director at Jankel stated: "It's an exciting programme that is very much in line with Jankel's business growth strategies. Our team worked extremely hard on this opportunity, and I'm sure our flexibility and ability to listen and respond quickly to Customer needs helped to offer a high value-for-money proposition which ultimately secured this contract against highly regarded competition. We are thrilled and very proud to be continuing to deliver leading tactical vehicles to BeMOD."
Jankel is committed to providing the very best equipment and capability to Military Forces around the world, with a strong company heritage of innovation, delivery and through life support.