Jankel displayed its latest Fox Rapid Reaction Vehicle-x (RRV-x) at DSEI 2017. The RRV-x is a modified Toyota Hilux-based platform, and is entering production for a contract with the Belgian Ministry of Defence, which is the first customer for this latest variant of Jankel’s expanding Fox family.
The RRV-x retains the proven OEM base chassis’ reliability alongside Jankel upgrades specific to user mobility and operational requirements. Upgrades include brakes, suspension, steering, electrical system, environmental protection, engine management system, and chassis frame as required. The RRV-x’s design ethos remains that while fully militarised (in accordance with military standards), structurally and automotively the vehicle benefits wherever possible from the extensive durability trials conducted during development by the OEM over eight generations of the Hilux product.
The entire composite body of the RRV-x is Jankel designed, the primary design aim being to maximise payload, mobility, and stowage space as well as providing CH-47 Chinook (standard and narrow) air transportability. A purpose designed composite 'pod' re-profiles the internal envelope of the vehicle to maximise user space and ergonomics for 5th-95th percentile operators. Removable armoured side panels/doors and floor can be fitted/removed by a team of two in less than four hours. The vehicle is equipped with a ring-mount and main armament options include light or heavy machine guns (MGs), or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL). A front swing-arm mount can mount a 7.62 mm light MG. Rear-mounted light weapons may also be fitted.
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