The British Army more closely resembles the US Marine Corps than it does the US Army.
Not in size, but in operating concepts.
With that in mind, I wonder if the Ocelot that they are beginning to procure might not be the answer to the Marine Corps JLTV problem?
Its blast protected.
Its relatively light wt.
The only thing left to wonder about is its price. If the price is competitive in any way then the option to upgrade HUMVEEs or procure the current crop of JLTVs will become non issues.
The Force Protection Ocelot...the answer to the Marine Corps JLTV requirement.
Update* Wouldn't it be ironic if the UK developed the requirement and vehicle that ultimately meets US needs and due to budget constraints isn't able to buy it? In light of the UK's duplicity in the F-35 manufacturing program (becoming a partner...scooping up manufacturing concessions along with tech transfers and then bailing) that would be justice indeed!