Case study


Formaplex was approached by Ricardo and Force Protection Europe to provide composite tooling and machining for the Ocelot Light Protected Patrol Vehicle.
We supplied the original epoxy pattern tools to support production of the prototype composite crew pods and carried out the machining and pod assembly.
Force Protection Europe was awarded the LPPV Foxhound contract to deliver a new breed of lightweight protected vehicle to the British Army. We were a key supplier for the project, investing over £1 million in new equipment and facilities to deliver machined and assembled pods. Part way through the project, we also secured the contract for full pod integration, setting up a complete assembly line for this purpose, delivering 400 pod modules.