New Supacat vehicles add off-road recovery capability for British Army
Four Supacat LWRV vehicles are due to be released to the service in Spring 2023, meeting a requirement for off-road recovery capability in environments such as those seen in Mali during Operation Newcombe.
The development falls under the MoD's Protected Mobility Engineering & Technical Support (PMETS) contract led by NP Aerospace and contracted vehicle OEMs and partners.
The LWRV utilises four in-service Jackal 2 vehicles with the addition of Supacat’s Extenda removable third axle to provide the recovery module and configure the 4x4 Jackal 2 as a 6x6 Coyote.
The design solution also incorporates Supacat’s Supalift system that will allow the recovery of Foxhound and HMT platforms.
The modular design allows LWRVs to switch between Jackal 2 and Coyote configuration by respective removal or addition of the recovery module.
David Petheram, COO, NP Aerospace, said: 'The project has received great feedback and we look forward to delivering the capability over the coming weeks.'
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