According to Drew Walker, vice president of sales and marketing at AGY, "The MoD's LPPV
vehicle program requires a significant level of armoring to protect against ballistic, mine, and roadside bomb threats, and this is achieved in part through the use of our S-2 Glass reinforcing fibers.
EXCITING TIMES: John Nollett, managing director of Pailton Engineering and the Foxhound LPPV
Previous blast tests have already proven the SPV400 protection levels exceed the stringent requirements of the LPPV
Programme however, whilst protection levels cannot be revealed for security reasons, these latest tests have successfully achieved yet more.
Since late November 2010, after securing the contract award for the LPPV
program, the Company has begun to stand up the necessary infrastructure and requirements to perform under the contract.
Loss of Snatch personnel because of roadside bombs in Afghanistan led to the demands for the LPPV
to provide protection 50kg of explosives detonated at three metres.
On 22 September 2010 the British Ministry of Defence announced that the preferred bidder status for the LPPV
programme was awarded to Force Protection Europe's Ocelot, and that an initial 200 vehicles would be acquired following the completion of contract negotiations.
We believe that our success in the LPPV
program gives the Ocelot significant credibility and will be a catalyst for opportunities in the U.
Creation and Babcock Land Systems formed Team Zephyr, from the name of their LPPV
proposal, which features a 2.
for the LPPV
program, we expect to end the year having secured well over $700 million in new contracts during 2010, with approximately 20% of the revenue from these awards to be recognized in 2011.
The first is the LPPV
(Light Protected Patrol Vehicle), for which a pre-questionnaire was to be answered by late July.
by FPE and Ricardo plc for the LPPV
program, Ocelot is the best protected and most agile vehicle of its kind.
MoD has stated the LPPV
program is an Urgent Operational Requirement, with an anticipated initial buy of at least 200 vehicles and related long-term support with production scheduled to begin in early 2011.