The UK’s Ministry of Defence has awarded DML a £30m contract for weapons-mounted patrol vehicles for use in Afghanistan.

The Mobility Weapons Mounted Installation Kit (MWMIK) vehicles have a top speed of 80mph, can be fitted with a range of weaponry and operate on a variety of terrains, Minister of State for Defence Equipment and Support Lord Drayson says.

“These vehicles are well armed, swift and agile. They will boost our capability with some serious firepower. MOD and the Treasury have worked hard to get these powerful vehicles to our troops in quick time, and they will start going out to theatre early next year,” he says.

DML has also recently been awarded a contract for a number of Military Enhancement Programme vehicles, 6×6 load carrying all-terrain vehicles similar to the MWMIK.