Monday, February 26, 2024

Belgium parades new Fox Rapid Reaction Vehicle

The Belgian Armed Forces publicly displayed its recently received Fox Rapid Reaction Vehicle during a military parade on 21 Jule.

The Fox Rapid Reaction Vehicle (RRV) has been designed by Jankel with enhanced weight carrying capacity, internal CH-47 air transportability and increased off-road agility to push the boundaries of payload, mobility and performance. Fox is built on a commercial Toyota chassis.

PERFORMANCE 

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  • Max speed: 170km/hr (106MPH)
  • Approach angle: 45°
  • Ground clearance: 260mm
  • Departure angle: 30° – 40° (configuration dependent)
  • Wading: 700mm
  • Breakover angle: 150°
  • Fuels: diesel (petrol optional)
  • Step climb: 300mm
  • Fuel capacity: 90 litres (130 litre optional)
  • Range: (typical) 900km (1,300km optional)
  • High payload (specification dependent)

This recent procurement by the Belgium Special Forces of over a 100 Jankel Fox RRVs saw the Belgium Defence Minister, Steven Vandeput comment that the vehicles ‘allow the Belgian army to enter the 21st century”. The Fox fleet brings together Toyota’s expertise in automotive technology and reliability, with Jankel’s military protection and upgraded terrain performance.

Speaking on behalf of the company about the parade, Jankel Managing Director Mike Mullen said, “We’re honoured to have our vehicle showcased in the prestigious parade past the Royal Palace on their National Day. It really is a fantastic event and we’re proud to be able to support the emergency and military services in Belgium.”

The national holiday, one of ten public holidays in Belgium, commemorates Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg, who in 1831 swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution, resulting in him becoming the nation’s first monarch and the start of the independent state of Belgium.

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Dylan Malyasov
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