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Britain is buying 200 Ocelots/Foxhounds!

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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 01:17 PM
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www.defensenews.com...


Britain is to spend 180 million pounds buying light-protected patrol vehicles from Force Protection Europe. The new machines are initially for use by troops fighting in Afghanistan.

The European arm of U.S.-based Force Protection was named preferred bidder for the urgent operational requirement in September, when the company's new Ocelot vehicle beat out competition from a rival Supacat bid.

Final contract negotiations have been completed, and the deal, announced by defense procurement and support minister Peter Luff, is scheduled to see the first of 200 vehicles delivered for troop training in 2011.

The entire order is scheduled to be delivered by the spring of 2012. An initial spares package is also included in the contract.


Official site on the Ocelot.
www.forceprotection.net...



Another video this time interior ride.


That vehicle is pretty awesome, has protection like the Cougar but better mobility. Wonder how it compares to the MATV. Perhaps the U.S. military will buy some as well just to mix and match. Good choice by the Brits!
edit on 1-12-2010 by deltaboy because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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Oh well that makes sense! To buy what is essentially weapons with the money they "Dont have", how will this possibly help the countrys financial status? They have enough money for this but not education!
what a bunch tools we have running britain.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 10:28 PM
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That ocelot runs over an IED and its not going to have a story to tell.



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 09:40 AM
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You shouldn't just add line like that. Do you have any evidence to back up that claim? I thought these were designed to withstand an IED?



posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by whipsandchainsamerica
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That ocelot runs over an IED and its not going to have a story to tell.


Well in the first few seconds of watching the vid, I can see it has a V shaped lower haul which is purposely designed to resist IED blasts...

Probably have the wheels blown off though.



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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Originally posted by wonderboy2402

Originally posted by whipsandchainsamerica
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That ocelot runs over an IED and its not going to have a story to tell.


Well in the first few seconds of watching the vid, I can see it has a V shaped lower haul which is purposely designed to resist IED blasts...

Probably have the wheels blown off though.


i doubt the wheels would suffer from a small AP blast, maybe scourge the rubber but it would still be mobile.




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