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The contract is part of an overall investment of PS340 million that the MoD has made in Foxhound since 2010.
"Being lighter and smaller than other protected vehicles such as Mastiff and Ridgeback, Foxhound brings a whole new capability to the Army and is ideal for soldiers operating in mentoring and partnering roles as it makes it easier for them to engage with Afghan National Security Forces and the local Afghan population."
Defence sources believe the Foxhound is the best-protected vehicle of its kind in the world, which has a top speed of 70mph and boasts a V-shaped bottom, which deflects bomb blasts.
The Foxhound vehicles have enhancements, including a V-shaped hull, to ensure they offer protection against the bombs which have been a common tactic of Taliban fighters.
Participation in this investigation by foxhound owners was voluntary, and the loss to follow-up of many animals after the initial serosurvey detracted from our ability to comprehensively assess the incidence and geographic extent of this infection.
Over the next few days, 70 Foxhound, Husky and Landover vehicles will make the 2,000km journey from the Hook of Holland harbour through northern Europe to Norway.
The police said at the time a decision was taken that the foxhound, which was running loose on the expressway and had bitten an officer who attempted to contain it, had to be killed to "minimise risk to motorists".
At the New England Hunts Annual Foxhound Show last Sunday in Berlin there were plenty of friendly faces more than willing to point out the basics of traditional foxhunts.
Gold-Fun, bred by Michael Downey and Roalso Ltd, is the third foal and third winner out of the winning Foxhound mare Goodwood March.
| NEW KIT: Defence Minister Philip Dunne, above, sits in the back of a Foxhound light patrol vehicle, below, at the General Dynamics distribution centre in Telford, where he announced a multimillionpound contract to buy 51 vehicles for soldiers in Afghanistan
The brown coloured lurchers are called Max and Bell and the other brown and white foxhound is called Rhiwls.
GE said that the computers will form part of an intelligent display driver that will provide ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) video information from vehicle-mounted cameras to the crew of the Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV), as part of the vehicle's Thales-supplied electronic architecture.
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