Secretary of State for Defence Des Browne has announced a £60m contract with NP Aerospace to deliver the Mastiff 2 next generation of Mastiff.
The NP Aerospace facility in Coventry has been developing the highly sophisticated Mastiff vehicles from basic 6x6 Cougar vehicles.
The new Mastiff 2 vehicles will have improved axles and suspension to cope with the harsh terrain, better thermal imaging for drivers, explosive attenuating seats to provide better protection on impact, improved armour and a greater crew capacity.
Defence Secretary, Des Browne said that the Mastiff is already a hero in Iraq.
"Today's contract for Mastiff 2 will deliver a vehicle that is even better and will give soldiers that extra protection and save lives," said Browne.
By Daniel Garrun.