Britain picks supplier of Afghan-ready patrol cars


LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Britain's defence ministry said on Wednesday it had chosen Force Protection Europe, a subsidiary of U.S. defence contractor Force Protection Industries , as preferred bidder to supply light protected patrol vehicles. The vehicle, named Ocelot by its makers, is meant to replace Britain's Snatch and Weapons Mounted Installation Kit (WMIK) vehicles, which are both based on the Land Rover chassis and are being used in Afghanistan. Snatch Land Rovers have been ...

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