Focus on Capability for Specialist Upgrades
At Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) on 19-20 September, Jankel will unveil 6×6 variants of its Toyota-based FOX family of tactical vehicles.
Developed in partnership with NSV and MDT, the new FOX variants use Multi-drive 6×6 technology, originally developed in Australia and built by NSV. They benefit from increased payload and capacity, whilst maintaining the mobility and tactical fighting capability already well-proven in their 4×4 configurations, using an all-wheel drive solution that has been proven over years of durability testing and in-service use with mining, exploration and government organisations. The 6×6 FOX has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 6,300kg and offers a significant, configurable payload of up to 3,000kg. The increased vehicle length also delivers additional user payload and operational space. Both the 6×6 and 4×4 FOX variants carry a crew of 3-4 as standard and can achieve speeds of up to 96mph/155kmh at maximum GVW. Available in both Toyota HILUX and LAND CRUISER 79 series base platforms, this new addition to the FOX family increases user flexibility whilst maintaining automotive and logistic cross-fleet commonality. As already proven, FOX is capable of withstanding the roughest treatment in the harshest of environments.
Jankel has successfully developed its business model in recent years to become a company that delivers fully engineered tactical and military vehicles, with the benefits of matching a range of highly capable commercial off the shelf (COTS) chassis systems. In 2015, Jankel was awarded a contract by the Belgian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply over 100 FOX 4×4 Rapid Reaction Vehicles (RRV).
At DVD, as well as the extended 6×6 base platform for the FOX, Jankel will be presenting a range of Toyota-based options, including a Civilian Armoured Vehicle (CAV) LAND CRUISER 200 (LC200) series and a Fox RRV-x, alongside a Mercedes Benz UNIMOG used as the base drive train for the Light Troop Transport Vehicle (LTTV) currently being developed for the Belgian MoD. With the Armoured LC200 CAV, Jankel will be show-casing specialist upgrades delivering higher protection levels, including innovative security and safety technologies.
“The new 6×6 FOX variants are an important addition to our growing vehicle family. Payload and capacity are high-value assets to the war-fighter, so offering users increased capability whilst maintaining the levels of mobility and fleet commonality is a key step for our existing and future users [….] Our partnership with NSV and MDT is fundamental to the success of this new 6×6 variant, as with this partnership comes well-proven, reliable technology that can be integrated into our existing 4×4 designs,” commented Jankel’s Head of Sales, Sam Foreman.