Jankel, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of high-specification defence, security and NGO protection systems, has launched a new Tactical Utility Vehicle (TUV) variant as an addition to their “Fox” Toyota-based tactical vehicle line up. This announcement coincides with DSEI taking place in London 14-17 September, where Jankel are exhibiting on stand H4-580.
Based on the legendary Toyota LC79 platform, the Fox TUV vehicle provides users with a proven, robust and reliable base platform that benefits from global logistic supportability. Adding to the features of the LC79 base platform, the Fox TUV has been designed to meet a suite of specialist user requirements and standards that make it an ideal choice for anyone wanting to operate a tactical support vehicle alongside an in-service Toyota based tactical fleet. Whilst being officially launched at DSEi, The Fox TUV has already been fielded in-service with a number of undisclosed customers globally and represents the best in class for a closed architecture utility platform of this type. The TUV is a modular design certified for NATO air transportability.
Also on display in this new Fox TUV variant at DSEi is a concept demonstrator fully electric conversion of the platform, replacing the original internal combustion engine with a complete battery electric drive solution. The concept demonstrator is being tested to prove out the future potential platform upgrade to hybrid and or electric drive to give Customers forward thinking options for electrification when required.
The Fox TUV is one of a family of Tactical Vehicles that includes the Fox RRV, LRPV and LUV plus the recently developed 6×6 variant that benefits from increased payload and capacity, whilst maintaining the mobility and tactical fighting capability of the well-proven 4×4 configurations. There are already over 250 of the Fox tactical vehicle family in service across the globe and the TUV adds flexibility and capability to those fleets.
Sam Foreman, Head of Sales and Marketing at Jankel said: “whilst we’re publicly launching the Fox TUV for the first time today, it’s a variant of the Fox family that has already been fielded in-service with undisclosed Jankel customers. As a result, it’s launched as a fully proven product”. He added: “Our recently announced UK production capability puts us in an ideal place to run variants of our Fox family off the UK production line, including the TUV. We see Fox as an ideal and forward thinking replacement for any defence procurement authority seeking to supersede an out of date Land Rover tactical fleet, delivering immediate proven reliability, capability and value for money. The TUV launched today adds to that offering”.