The British Army’s latest addition to its vehicle fleet, the 4×4 patrol vehicle Jackal, has been deployed in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Touted as a “revolutionary system”, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says the 7t vehicle can rise more than a metre, allowing it to negotiate rough terrain or give occupants a better view of operations.

The Jackal features a unique airbag suspension system, allowing a smooth ride on rough terrain and provides a more stable firing platform when the vehicle is in motion.

It is capable of carrying combinations of .50 calibre machine guns, Heckler & Koch 40mm grenade launchers and General Purpose Machine Guns, the MoD says.

The Jackal has a 5.9l engine, with a top speed of 130km/h on-road and 80km/h off-road.

By Elizabeth Clifford-Marsh

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.