It can be announced today that Ricardo UK Ltd has signed a £12.1M contract with Force Protection Europe Ltd relating to the manufacture of Ocelot vehicles, which are to be designated as ‘Foxhound’ in their role with UK forces.
This contract will cover the manufacture of the first two hundred Foxhound vehicles at Ricardo commencing during 2011. Commenting on the award of this contract, Ricardo CEO Dave Shemmans said: “The award of this contract by Force Protection Europe is excellent news and marks a fantastic start to 2011 for Ricardo. The Foxhound is a major advance in defence vehicle technology, offering an agile and highly flexible vehicle package with unparalleled standards of crew protection. We are pleased to have played a central role in developing this innovative new vehicle and look forward to working with Force Protection in the manufacture of the first 200 Foxhounds for use by British forces.”