LONDON — The British Army is to get an additional 51 Foxhound light protected patrol vehicles following a 46 million pound deal between the Ministry of Defence and platform builder General Dynamics Force Protection.
Funds for the procurement were made available from a significant underspend in the MoD’s equipment program for the 2012-2013 financial year.
The latest purchase brings total MoD investment in Foxhound to 340 million pounds since the contract to buy the first tranche of vehicles was signed in 2010. The deal brings the Foxhound fleet to 376 vehicles. The latest procurement follows a deal to purchase 25 vehicles in midyear.
Foxhound entered service in Afghanistan in June.