MoD buys two Ocelots from Force Protection for LPPV testing

  • 10-May-2010 02:56 EDT
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Designed by Force Protection Europe and Ricardo, Ocelot is suitable for operations in desert, jungle, mountainous, or urban environments.

Force Protection Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Force Protection Industries, Inc., received a contract from the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the purchase of two Ocelot vehicles for further testing under the Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) program. Designed by Force Protection Europe and Ricardo plc, Ocelot can perform various roles including patrol, fire support, and protected logistics. Features include role-specific pods that can be fitted quickly to the core automotive armored V-shaped hull in the field. The hull houses the main fuel tank, driveline, batteries, and generator as well as the powerpack, which includes the engine, gearbox, auxiliary fuel tank, and associated electronic control units. The vehicle, which has performed well in tests by Force Protection Europe since mid last year, has been designed from the outset to be easily repaired and maintainable; commercial-off-the-shelf components have been used to ensure availability of spares worldwide. MoD has already completed a number of its own tests on two of the vehicles and will now carry out further trials.

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