Supacat, the Unique Tools Producer (OEM) of the HMT platform and NP Aerospace, the engineering authority for the UK Ministry of Defence protected mobility fleet, are progressing the event of latest Light-weight Restoration Automobiles (LWRV) for the British Military; a conversion of the globally recognised Excessive Mobility Transporter. LWRV (Mild Weight Restoration Car) fills a functionality hole for a restoration car with the off-road efficiency to comply with the routes of the British Military’s HMT Jackal and Coyote automobiles, developed by Supacat. The answer utilises 4 in service Jackal 2 with the addition of Supacat’s revolutionary ‘Extenda’ detachable third axle to offer the restoration module and configure the 4×4 Jackal 2 because the 6×6 Coyote. The LWRV resolution additionally introduces Supacat’s patented ‘Supalift’ restoration system expertise that can enable the restoration of the Foxhound and HMT platforms.

A complete of 4 Supacat LWRV automobiles are because of be launched to the British Military later within the Spring 2023 – fulfilling a requirement for offroad functionality in environments similar to these seen in Mali, Africa, throughout Operation Newcombe. The car improvement is a part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Protected Mobility Engineering & Technical Help (PMETS) contract led by NP Aerospace and contracted car OEMs and companions. The modular design permits the brand new restoration automobiles to be returned to both Jackal 2 or Coyote with the respective removing or addition of the restoration module. It additionally affords the pliability for additional Jackal 2 automobiles, or the entire fleet, to be transformed to the 6×6 Coyote.


Coyote HMT 600 Tactical Help Car. (Photograph by Supacat)

Phil Applegarth, Director and Head of Supacat, mentioned: “We’re proud to have the ability to ship an answer that not solely fills an urgently wanted functionality hole, however HMT’s modular design demonstrates its flexibility similar to integration of Supalift’s recreation altering expertise in extending the lifting functionality of sunshine car restoration methods for the Military”.

David Petheram, COO, NP Aerospace, mentioned: “As engineering authority for the MOD UK Protected Mobility fleet, we’re happy to be working with car OEMs and companions to ship enhanced car platforms that ship vital operational advantages for the British Military. The challenge has obtained nice suggestions and we stay up for delivering the aptitude over the approaching weeks.”

Supacat is the world’s main specialist within the design and improvement of excessive mobility defence automobiles with over 1000 specialist, battle-proven automobiles delivered into service globally. A part of SC Group, it’s an revolutionary engineering and design firm offering international, defence focussed services and products with operations within the UK and Australia. Its agility and pace allow Supacat to offer and totally assist excessive efficiency options briefly timescales. The UK Ministry of Defence’s procurement of Jackal and Coyote automobiles demonstrates the regard through which Supacat’s capabilities and merchandise are held. NP Aerospace is a world armour producer and car integrator with a few years of expertise main advanced car programmes. The corporate has provided merchandise into the British Military since 1979 together with private armour, car armour and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) fits. NP Aerospace has built-in and supported over 2,000 navy automobiles and has designed, manufactured and put in the total multi-hit CAMAC platform armour for the Mastiff, Wolfhound, Ridgback and Buffalo automobiles used to guard military workers on UK MoD operations. NP Aerospace UK headquarters are in Coventry.