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British Army tests new hybrid tech on Foxhound and Jackal

1st September 2020 - 14:15 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

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Aware of the need to improve the capabilities and mobility of its troops, the British Army is testing new technology on some of its infantry vehicles.

A £3 million (USD4 million) contract was awarded last month by the MoD to a group of companies to demonstrate hybrid electric-drive systems on the Foxhound and Jackal vehicles.

The new technology will improve the silent mobility of the fleet, reducing noise and increasing stealth capability while providing sustainability benefits.

The system will be developed by RBSL (a UK-centric JV between Rheinmetall and BAE Systems) and NP Aerospace. It will be installed on Foxhound and …

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