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    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:48 pm

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    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:56 pm

    UK to acquire US light armored vehicles JLTV

    On July 10, 2017, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) sent a notice to the US Congress about the forthcoming sale of 2747 JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicles) to the United Kingdom through foreign military sales (FMS) With the wheel formula 4x4 produced by Oshkosh Defense. The sale is authorized by the US Department of State. The estimated cost of supply is $ 1,035 billion.



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    Post  George1 on Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:36 am

    The first upgraded Warrior 2 infantry fighting vehicles were transferred to the British Army

    According to "Jane's Defense Weekly" magazine in the article Samuel Cranny-Evans "IAV 2018: Warrior 2 delivered for armor trials", at the International Armored Vehicles (IAV) conference in London from January 22 to 25, 2018, the representative of Lockheed Martin Corporation reported , that the British branch of the corporation (Lockheed Martin UK) handed over to the British army the first eight Warrior infantry vehicles upgraded to the level of Warrior 2. All eight cars entered the testing program for the armored British Army Armored Trials and Development Unit (ATDU) in Dorset .



    Within the framework of the Warrior Capability Sustainment Program (WCSP), it is planned to modernize 380 units from 789 Warrior infantry vehicles received by the British army from 1987 to 1995. Of this number, 245 line and command vehicles are planned to be upgraded to the Warrior 2 level under the Warrior Fightability Lethality Improvement Program (WFLIP) subroutine, providing for the installation of a new tower with a 40mm CTA International CT40 automatic cannon with telescopic ammunition and a 24-hour fire control system.

    The contract for R & D under the WFLIP modernization program worth £ 200 million was awarded in March 2011 on a competitive basis by Lockheed Martin UK, the developer of the tower (which is being implemented by capitalizing the original Warrior BMP tower) and the fire control system and in general the system integrator. The cost of upgrading 245 machines under the WFLIP program was previously set at 642 million pounds, but could actually exceed 1 billion pounds. Works on serial upgrading should be carried out on the group belonging to Babcock belonging to the former military armored vehicle repair plant in Donnington. Serially upgraded BMP Warrior 2 should begin to flow into the combat units of the British Army in 2020, and are expected to be in operation until 2040.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:27 pm

    Great Britain again joins the program of the Boxer armored personnel carrier

    The British Department of Defense on March 31, 2018 reported that it had decided to rejoin the GTK Boxer wheeled German-Dutch wheeled vehicle program, from which the UK withdrew in 2003. A statement from the UK Department of Defense states that "The United Kingdom will again join the Boxer program and consider options for equipping the army with 8x8 armored personnel carriers for upgrading its fleet of armored vehicles and meeting Army requirements under the Mechanized Infantry Vehicle (MIV) program."

    This decision actually predetermines the purchase of BTR Boxer for the British Army under the MIV program instead of holding a wide international competition for this program.



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