UPDATE 1-UK buys 200 Force vehicles for Afghan deploy

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LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Britain is to pay 180 million pound ($279.9 million) for 200 light-armoured vehicles for deployment in Afghanistan from U.S. defence firm, Force Protection Industries . The vehicle -- called the Foxhound -- incorporates Formula 1 technology to aid engine removal and was specially designed for Afghanistan. It features a v-shaped underside to dissipate blasts away from under the vehicle. The Foxhound, to be built by Force subsidiary, Force Protection Europe, will ...

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