Friday, 14 September 2007

British troops are to get a beefed-up battlefield patrol vehicle.

British troops are to get a beefed-up battlefield patrol vehicle. The "Supa cat" is meant to improve troops’ mobility, firepower and most importantly protection. Whitehall has placed a £30m contract with Supacat Ltd for 130 of the vehicles.

The MWMIK (Mobility Weapon Mounted Installation Kit) can carry three troops at speeds of up to 80mph. Firepower comes in the shape of a .50 calibre machine-gun or grenade launcher and GPMG. Looking at the picture above the troops still seem vulnerable to attack, but it has to be an improvement on the Land Rover. The vehicles are expected to be in service by early next year.

4 comments:

Theo Spark said...

Piece of junk,no protection for the occupants whatsoever.

The Morningstar said...

theo beat me to it, there is no protection at all.

Daily Referendum said...

Yes,

It's not what I was expecting. It looks excellent for flying around shooting at stuff, as long as the stuff isn't shooting back.

Alan Douglas said...

It DOES seem to have the V-shaped underbody needed todeflect mine-strikestho.

Alan Douglas