ST Kinetrics completes UK MOD Warthog delivery
ST Kinetics has completed the delivery of the Warthogs in the £150m Urgent Operational Requirement contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The conclusion of the contract was marked by the delivery of a troop carrying variant, one of four variants specially customised from the Bronco All Terrain Track Carrier for the UK MOD. For this contract, Thales (UK) was the main partner, responsible for the integration of UK specialist electronic counter-measure equipment and communication systems, whilst other UK specialist companies were involved in the supply of other subsystems such as the bar armour and armour glass.
The Warthog variants include the Troop Carrier, Ambulance, Command and Repair & Recovery. The command variant of Warthog is on display at the Protected Mobility Display and Sustainment Conference being held at Millbrook, Bedford on 22 and 23 June 2011.
The Warthog's proven mobility across a wide range of terrain and climatic conditions allows the vehicle to exploit unconventional routes of advancement, thereby significantly increasing the warfighter's survivability. The Warthog is also very survivable and has received much positive publicity in its ability to safeguard the lives of troops in Afghanistan from both soldiers and the media.
The fact that the Warthog was fully delivered within a very challenging delivery schedule bears testimony to the commitment and close working relationship the ST Kinetics project team has with the UK MOD, to ensure that the programme meets all the stringent requirements and the needs of the soldiers on the ground.
"ST Kinetics is proud to be able to contribute to the UK MoD's efforts in Afghanistan. The success of the programme would not have been possible without the close partnership and determination of the UK IPT and the Warthog project team which included key partners like Thales. We remain fully committed to the in-theatre and downstream through life support of the Warthog," Patrick Choy, Executive Vice President, ST Kinetics said.
Source: ST Kinetics
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