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.