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Warthog heads for UK UAV support role

09 October 2013
Following withdrawal from Afghanistan, British Army Warthog vehicles are to be operated by the Royal Artillery to support army UAV operations. Source: IHS/Patrick Allen

The UK's two Royal Artillery unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) regiments are to be equipped with ST Kinetics Warthog articulated armoured all-terrain vehicles when they are returned from Afghanistan.

According to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the new role follows a decision to bring the Warthog into the British Army's core vehicle fleet.

"Warthog will be used by the Royal Artillery to support unmanned aerial systems", an MoD spokesman told IHS Jane's on 4 October. "Warthog is currently configured for use in Afghanistan and will be modified in order to meet contingency requirements under the new Army 2020 structures of 'reactive and adaptive forces'."



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