Supacat has offered its Supacat protected vehicle (SPV) 400, as part of the bid for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) light protected patrol vehicle (LPPV) programme.

The UK MoD will procure an initial batch of 200 LPPVs, which will enter service in late 2011 under an urgent operational requirement.

The SPV400 will provide troops with the protection and mobility needed to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

The vehicle will include an integrated blast and ballistic protection system, including an all-composite protected crew pod and V-shaped hull.

The V-shaped hull will protect the crew in case of a mine strike scenario and the modular design will enable the SPV400 to be repaired in theatre following a mine blast.

The SPV400’s modular design will optimise survivability and mobility within the LPPV specification for a 7.5t vehicle carrying a crew of six.