A total of £430m had been spent on the Warrior upgrade programme.
The Defence Command Paper released today, titled ‘Defence in a Competitive Age‘, states:
“We will no longer upgrade Warrior but it will remain in service until replaced by Boxer, which we expect to happen by the middle of this decade.”
Under the upgrade programme, the present turret mounting the RARDEN cannon, which lacks stabilisation and is manually loaded with three-round clips, was to be replaced by a turret that would have mounted a stabilised 40mm weapon.
In 2020, the House of Commons Defence Select Committee described the project as running over three years late and £227 million over budget.
A total of £430m has been spent so far.
This defence review was previously described by Boris Johnson as the largest review of its kind since the Cold War.