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UK MoD to gain additional 76 Foxhound vehicles

Ricardo Plc : 08 April, 2013  (Application Story)
Ricardo will be assembling the armoured Foxhounds for use by the British armed forces as part of an MoD program that has seen the production of over 300 such pieces of equipment
UK MoD to gain additional 76 Foxhound vehicles

Ricardo has received an order from prime contractor General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection Europe for the assembly of 76 additional vehicles, bringing the total Foxhound fleet size ordered to date by the UK Ministry of Defence to 376. Arguably the world’s most agile and best-protected vehicle in its weight class, all Foxhounds vehicles are assembled by Ricardo at the purpose-designed production line commissioned in 2011.

“The Foxhound is exactly the right vehicle for British forces, providing what commanders on the ground in Afghanistan are describing as ‘an enormous leap forward’ in capability,” commented Ricardo CEO Dave Shemmans. “This highly impressive vehicle that has the potential to save many lives, has resulted from our very successful subcontract with prime contractor General Dynamics. Ricardo is proud to have assembled all of the Foxhounds ordered for British forces by the MoD.”

“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,” added Ricardo director of manufacturing operations Mark Barge. “Together with our work for premium vehicle customers such as Bugatti, McLaren and the motorsports industry up to and including Formula 1 teams, Ricardo has an enviable track record of manufacturing exceptional products.”

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