Wednesday, May 02, 2018

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1st Battalion Welsh Guards onboard their Foxhound Protected Patrol Vehicles during a planning phase of a Mission Rehearsal Exercise in Wales.

The exercise is a final opportunity for the soldiers to practice their infantry skills before deployment to Afghanistan.

The Foxhound is at the cutting edge of protected patrol vehicle technology and provides unprecedented levels of blast protection for its size and weight. These patrol vehicles underwent final testing in the dusty and hot conditions of the Helmand desert before being deployed on operations.

Foxhound has been specifically designed and built in Britain to protect against the threats faced by troops in Afghanistan. However, this is an agile and versatile vehicle that will be a mainstay in the Army for years to come.

Being lighter and smaller than other protected vehicles such as Mastiff and Ridgeback, Foxhound brings a whole new capability to the Army and is ideal for soldiers operating in mentoring and partnering roles.

Foxhound has a top speed of 70 mph but can still protect against improvised explosive devices thanks to its v-shaped hull.

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