U.K. MoD ISSUES LPPV REQUIREMENT
17 Feb 09. The U.K. MoD has issued the EOI for the Lightweight Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV), see below. At first sight it appears that the Requirement at STANAG Level 2, 7 tonnes GVW, crew of 6 and replacement for SNATCH and WMIK would contradict the MoD’s current view to have a better protected vehicle given the past criticism of SNATCH? It would also appear to cut across the current RWMIK and Vixen contracts being undertaken by Ricardo as we will report this week (See: BATTLESPACE UPDATE Vol.11 ISSUE 08, 18 February 2009, U.K. MoD IMPLEMENTS HUGE VEHICLE PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME).
At a width of 1800mm and length circa 5000mm it appear to be designed around the ability for the vehicle to be carried in a CH-47 Chinook as the current Dutch Requirement also requires. The specification would also impinge on the OUVS Requirement. Expect offerings for LPPV to be in evidence at this year’s DVD.
BATTLESPACE expects the usual suspects to bid including KMW which launched the prototype specification of its new Special operations Vehicle (SOV) at a Press dinner this month in London. The SOV’s spec, based on the civilian Italian Bremach vehicle matches that of LPPV and has been offered to the German Army for a Blast protected vehicle. KMW also said it was responding to the Dutch Requirement.
EOI in Detail
Type of document: Contract Notice
Country United Kingdom
Nature of contract: Not applicable
GB-Bristol: Specialist vehicles.
Section I: Contracting Authority
Title: GB-Bristol: Specialist vehicles.
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s)
Specialist and Utility Vehicles IPT, DE&S
Yew 1C #1152 MOD Abbeywood, Bristol, BS34 8JH, United Kingdom
Tel: 030 679 37678, Fax: 030 679 31902, Email:
Further information can be obtained at: As Above
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above
I.2)Type Of The Contracting Authority And Main Activity Or Activities
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No
Section II: Object Of The Contract: SUPPLIES
II.1.1)Title Attributed To The Contract By The Contracting Authority: Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV)
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SUPPLIES Purchase
Main place of delivery:
II.1.3)This Notice Involves: A public contract
II.1.5)Short Description Of The Contract Or Purchase:
Specialist vehicles. The Specialist and Utility Vehicles (SUV) IPT has a potential future requirement for the supply of up to 400 Light Protected Patrol Vehicles (LPPV) to be production ready in 2010 and delivery into service in 2011. SUV IPT would welcome information from Industry on current products available now or under development that could meet this demanding requirement.
The LPPV will be a wheeled vehicle with an estimated gross vehicle weight of around 6 to 7 tonnes, capable of carrying up to 6 crew (2+4), integrated with a range of communication and electronic equipment providing protected mobility. LPPV will replace in-service light legacy platforms based on the Land Rover based SNATCH vehicle. Additionally, the platform may be used as the basis for the replacement to Land Rover WMIK.
The vehicle must provide the optimum levels of protection against a number of known and emerging threats of a varied nature including Ballistic, Blast, Mine and Fragmentation. As a guide the requirements for protection should be a minimum of level 2 ballistic and level 2 blast as detailed in STANAG 4569.
LPPVs are principally required for a wide range of patrol tasks and are normally expected to operate on roads and rough tracks and trails in urban, semi-urba