Force Protection Europe has confirmed that it has bid its Weapons Pod version of the Ocelot protected patrol vehicle in response to a request for information released under Australia’s Project Redfin Special Forces mobility requirement.
We believe that requirements for a surveillance and recce SOV have yet to be determined, nevertheless it is anticipated that this would be an agile 4x4 vehicle equipped with day/night surveillance that enhances forward and rearward visibility.
It is anticipated that contenders for Phase 1A’s up-to-50 vehicle requirement (with a delayed RFT expected end of first quarter 2011) will include the Supacat SPV400 and the Force Protection Ocelot.
Supacat have provided Nary SF vehicles with the High Mobility Extenda series.
Delay in introducing them into service has mainly been due to difficulties with the communications fit.(ADM)