Supacat has inked a £23 million contract with the Norwegian Defence Logistic Organisation (NDLO) for the supply of HMT Extenda high mobility vehicles, the company announced on 6 May.
The delivery of the first ‘pre-series’ vehicle is scheduled for late 2016. It will be followed by the delivery of the full fleet from 2017 to 2019.
The contract provides NDLO an option for a follow-on order, which, if exercised, will double the fleet. It also includes a provision for a comprehensive through life support package.
Supacat will manufacture the rolling chassis at its facility in Devon. The final fit and integration of the chassis will be completed in Norway.
The HMT Extenda to be delivered to the NDLO will be modified to meet the Norwegian requirements.
The vehicles are convertible to a 6×6 or a 4×4 configuration by removing or inserting a self-contained third axle unit to meet different operational needs. They can also be equipped with optional ballistic protection or mine blast kits and with a variety of weapons, mission hampers, communications, ISTAR and force protection equipment for different mission requirements.
Nick Ames, managing director, Supacat Group, said: ‘Securing Norway’s high mobility vehicle contract is a prestigious win for Supacat. It reinforces our world lead in this niche corner of the defence industry and underlines HMT Extenda’s position as the vehicle of choice for the modern fighting forces.’