UK’s Mastiff 2, Ridgeback Deployed to Afghanistan




The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that the latest Mastiff 2 and Ridgback protected patrol vehicles have been deployed to Afghanistan for operations in the troubled Helmand Province. The first Mastiff 2s—which have a 28-tonne combat weight—arrived in theatre in early April and were deployed operationally by mid-May, having been brought up to full operational status with the in-theatre addition of weapons, electronic countermeasures and the Bowman communications sys...
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