Force Protection Joins UK’s Light Protected Vehicle Programme

25 May 2010 (Last Updated May 25th, 2010 18:30)

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invited Force Protection Europe to bid for its light protected patrol vehicle (LPPV) programme. Force Protection recently received a contract from the MoD to supply two Ocelot vehicles for additional tests as part of the programme to provide troops wit

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invited Force Protection Europe to bid for its light protected patrol vehicle (LPPV) programme.

Force Protection recently received a contract from the MoD to supply two Ocelot vehicles for additional tests as part of the programme to provide troops with a highly mobile vehicle that is well protected from rocket attacks and roadside bombs.

Developed by Force Protection Europe and Ricardo, the Ocelot vehicles provide enhanced survivability comparable to the Cougar family of mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles.

Ocelot has performed to the set standards during blast, ballistic, automotive and manoeuvrability tests conducted since mid 2009.

The vehicle provides enhanced cross-country mobility and flexibility and can be repaired quickly in the field, minimising maintenance costs.

The Ocelot features a armoured V-shaped hull and role-specific pods. It can be reconfigured to undergo a wide range of missions including patrol, fire support and protected logistics.