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Supacat reveals LPPV offering

14th April 2010 - 18:00 GMT | by Andrew White in Aldershot

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Supacat and NP Aerospace officially unveiled their participant for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) programme on 13th April, ahead of an expected downselect of a preferred bidder in July, defence sources have told LWI.

The MoD, according to sources, is understood to have completed LPPV trials on Supacat and NP Aerospace’s SPV400 and Force Protection and Ricardo’s Ocelot vehicles and is expected to award a contract to the winning party in August.

Designed to replace the minimally protected Land Rover Snatch and Snatch Vixen vehicles which have been described as unsuitable for operations in Afghanistan, …

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