Seen here the first pre-production prototype of the Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) at the UKs biggest military vehicle demonstration, Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD). The vehicle is part of the Future Rap[id Effect System (FRES).
The event, held at Millbrook near Milton Keynes, brings together the MoDs equipment and support organisation (DE&S), the Army and industry to showcase the vehicles used by the military. It also looks ahead to the future equipment requirements of Future Force 2020, such as the 40mm cannon for our next generation military vehicles, which has jointly been developed with France and passed its ammunition qualification recently.A wide range of equipment that has supported the Army on recent combat operations, including the heavily armoured Mastiff and the protected, yet agile, Foxhound are on show at the event. Although procured specifically for Iraq and Afghanistan, the vehicles will have a key role in future operations carried out by the Army. Visitors also have the chance to see some of the next generation of Army vehicles. The UKs first fully digitised tracked armoured vehicle, the Scout Specialist prototype, will be on display to demonstrate how technology and capability requirements are evolving to meet the needs of Future Force 2020.
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