Vehicles and equipment
The British soldier is the best piece of kit we've got but what they carry with them is part of the equation too. Whether they arrive by armoured vehicle, parachute or boat, British soldiers are trained to operate anywhere in the world.
The British Army's equipment is constantly being updated and modified using valuable feedback from troops on the ground using the equipment wherever they are in the world.
Specialised trial and development units rigorously test all new enhancements in armoured vehicles, artillery, infantry equipment and clothing, making sure we have the very best available. Supplementing the Ministry of Defence's long-term, planned equipment programme are Urgent Operational Requirements (UOR), which provide fast equipment solutions for operations.
Some of the latest equipment used in Afghanistan, delivered as UOR, includes the Supacat M-WMIK 'Jackal' vehicle, the heavily protected Mastiff and Ridgback vehicles, Foxhound protected patrol vehicle, grenade machine guns, underslung grenade launchers, mortar systems, and state-of-the-art personal equipment.