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British Army Foxhounds to take on command role

28 November 2023

by Olivia Savage

Up to 50 of the British Army’s Foxhound LPPV vehicles will be converted into command variants. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

Up to 50 of the British Army’s Foxhound vehicles will be converted into command variants under a GBP19.76 million (USD24.92 million) sole-source contract with General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS).

The contract, expected to be awarded in early 2024, will involve the conversion of up to 50 Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicles (LPPVs) over a 15-month period, a UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract notice disclosed on 23 November.

According to the notice, the converted vehicles will be installed with enhanced high-frequency (HF), very-high-frequency (VHF), and ultra-high-frequency (UHF) capabilities and will enable operation of Bowman data terminals.

The UK MoD were unable to elaborate to Janes on the new communication systems expected to be installed on the converted command vehicles.

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