Jankel, a world-leader within the design and manufacture of high-specification car conversions and safety options to defence, safety and NGO Clients worldwide, has efficiently handed the Belgium MOD’s (BeMOD) Preliminary Techincal Acceptance (PTA) challenge milestone with their new Gentle Tactical Transport Automobile (LTTV) and is now getting into into excessive quantity manufacturing. The LTTV programme will ship 199 of the Mercedes UNIMOG based mostly automobiles to the BeMOD. The LTTV’s versatility already guarantees to be a world-leader, actually in a position to plug and play between rear mattress configurations. Combining the strengths of a trusted and extremely succesful OEM platform with militarised and mission particular tactical enhancements, Jankel’s LTTV has already attracted the eye of a number of different nations and is of explicit curiosity to these already working with the Mercedes Benz UNIMOG platform.

The PTA milestone gives sign-off of the primary of sort automobiles in opposition to the contracted necessities, permitting graduation of the total manufacturing programme. Included within the PTA overview is the standard plan for manufacturing, proof of compliance with European laws, and an in-depth technical compliance overview in opposition to the detailed buyer requirement paperwork. Now PTA has been achieved, Jankel will begin the total manufacturing programme that may ship 199 automobiles throughout the primary quarters of 2022. To be able to ship this programme, Jankel has established a devoted and state-of-the-art manufacturing functionality based mostly within the Midlands that was the topic of an organization announcement in September 2021.


The Jankel Gentle Tactical Transport Automobile (LTTV) is quickly to be in service with the Belgian Particular Forces. Configurable and detachable mission modules together with Particular Operations, Logistics, Troop Transport, Ambulance and Mortar. (Photograph by Jankel)

Andrew Jankel, Chairman at Jankel stated: “I’m very proud certainly of my group for having achieved this vital challenge milestone with our shopper, the Belgium MOD. Reaching PTA permits us to progress right into a manufacturing programme that may see us delivering 199 LTTV’s”. He added: “We’re one of many only a few UK based mostly navy car producers left that may provide real on-shore car manufacturing functionality proper now. Of explicit word is the truth that now we have been engaged on a lot of this programme throughout a interval made harder by the continuing Covid-19 restrictions. It has demonstrated that there can at all times be a means ahead and that Jankel can proceed to ship, regardless of the obstacles – Driving Mission Success”.

The LTTV order follows the sooner manufacturing contract to provide the BeMOD with over 100 FOX Speedy Response Autos (RRV), based mostly on a modified COTS Toyota chassis system. Unveiled at DSEi in September 2019 and likewise displayed at DSEi in September 2021, Jankel’s LTTV is designed to supply a modular and configurable tactical help car that advantages from distinctive, detachable mission modules that allow the car to be re-roled quickly for operational platform versatility. With a payload of over 3 tonnes, depending on the ultimate car specification, the LTTV has 3 core variants for Particular Operations help, together with an ambulance variant. Alongside a user-configurable, totally built-in suite of navy sub-systems that features a detachable ballistic safety package, a Roll-Over-Safety-System (ROPS), weapon mounts and communications match, the platform will present full interoperability with the Fox fleet of tactical automobiles.

The Jankel LTTV delivers a multi-role platform which benefits from a removable ballistic protection kit, interoperability with the FOX fleet of vehicles and a fully integrated suite of military sub-systems including Roll Over Protection System (ROPS), weapon mounts, a communications fit and removable mission modules.
The Jankel LTTV delivers a multi-role platform which advantages from a detachable ballistic safety package, interoperability with the FOX fleet of automobiles and a completely built-in suite of navy sub-systems together with Roll Over Safety System (ROPS), weapon mounts, a communications match and detachable mission modules.(Photograph by Jankel)