The specific type of the vehicle hasn't been determined yet.
MOD is currently negotiating the procurement with several potential
suppliers, after assessing a number of solutions, including
off-the-shelf products. Overall, MOD plans to invest about £150M
over three years, to improve the protection of forces in Afghanistan.
MOD also plans to increase the number of Sea King helicopters
operated there. The increase could be supported by the leasing
commercial helicopters for operations in the UK, to free up
more military helicopters to support deployed forces overseas.
The helicopters are expected to deploy in the spring.
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