DSEI 2021 - Hanwha Defense has formed a partnership with leading defence manufacturers in the UK to develop a local variant of the K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer for the British Army.
The initial order includes the delivery of 500 units in support of the 'Sniper In-Line Low Light System'.
John Healey, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, argued that "the Minister’s statement now puts Ajax on an end-of-life watch".
The Ministry of Defence have confirmed that "all testing and training on Ajax vehicles remains paused" adding "we will not accept a vehicle that is not fit for purpose".
The Ministry of Defence is paying for the ongoing noise and vibration tests and trials on the 'Ajax' armoured vehicle, designed by General Dynamics, after soldiers were injured by the vehicle due to defects.
The Ministry of Defence have confirmed that "there may be a requirement for Warrior to be used in some reconnaissance roles" until the troubled Ajax armoured vehicle is brought into service.
BAE Systems has confirmed its bid to provide the CV90 to the Czech Army for the BMP II replacement programme.
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The British Army say it is preparing to set out how it will tackle "the challenges of the future" at DSEI, one of the world's major Defence exhibitions.
The total cost of British military operations in Afghanistan since 2001 (up to and including financial year 2019-20) was £22.7 billion.