General Dynamics Land Systems-UK has been awarded a contract by NP Aerospace, under the UK Ministry of Defence Protected Mobility Fleet Vehicle Programme, to demonstrate an electric-drive (e-drive) Foxhound vehicle.
The contract will enable General Dynamics Land Systems-UK to demonstrate an innovative e-drive solution for Foxhound, which is intended to deliver:
- silent mobility;
- enhanced Silent Watch capabilities;
- off-board electrical power for light infantry soldiers;
- increased onboard power for the insertion of the latest technologies.
General Dynamics Land Systems-UK is partner vehicle OEM for Foxhound and Magtec is the electric drive and battery technology partner.
Carew Wilks, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Land Systems-UK, said: «As technology develops to meet the future operating needs of the British Army, the demand for onboard power only increases, and electrification of land vehicles offers an innovative solution. Foxhound, the British Army light infantry vehicle of choice, already has an architecture that enables electrification and is a natural choice for this demonstrator. We look forward to demonstrating our e-drive Foxhound in the coming months».
General Dynamics Land Systems has a long pedigree and worldwide experience in delivering tracked and wheeled military vehicles, alongside specialist knowledge in e-drive capabilities and complex, scalable Electronic Architectures. It delivers, amongst others, the AJAX family of vehicles, the Abrams main battle tank, LAV (Light Armoured Vehicle) and Stryker Family of Vehicles, and the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP).