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Supacat HMT 6x6 COYOTE [© Supacat]

Supacat prepares HMT JACKAL and COYOTE to TRS for Operation NEWCOMBE deployment to Mali with Light Dragoons.


Press Release, Dunkeswell, 25 May 2021: Supacat has prepared the HMT JACKAL and COYOTE vehicles, which are deployed to Mali with the Light Dragoons, under a multi-million pound UK MoD Land Task.

As OEM and design authority for the high mobility platforms, part of the UK Armed Forces’ core fleet, Supacat collaborated with Exsel Design & Integration Limited (Exsel) to bring equipment for Armour and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) protection up to the latest Theatre Ready Standard. Exsel supplied a new Vehicle Installation Kit for integrating the ECM equipment in a £1.7m contract placed by Supacat.

Library image of a Supacat HMT 6×6 COYOTE deployed on Operation CABRIT in Poland with the Light Dragoons [© Bob Morrison]

Supacat and Exsel worked closely with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, the Light Dragoons and 1st Combat Support Battalion and Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers to complete the programme to bring the JACKAL 2A and COYOTES up to full operational capability for deployment. The Light Dragoons are providing a long-range reconnaissance capability to Operation NEWCOMBE in a reinforcement of the UK’s commitment to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) peacekeeping mission to combat terrorism in Central Africa.

Library image of a Supacat HMT 4×4 JACKAL on exercise in Norway [© Bob Morrison]

Phil Applegarth, Director of Supacat, said, “The Light Dragoons’ decision to operate HMTs in Mali testifies to the value and trust they place in the vehicles and there has been a strong team collaboration to ensure they are equipped with the very best for this mission”.

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