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Axe hangs over UK's £1.6bn Warrior upgrade

6th July 2018 - 08:13 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


The British Army’s plans to upgrade its legacy Warrior IFVs looks to be in further jeopardy as a new UK government watchdog report revealed that the programme’s delivery was now 'unachievable'.

The MoD’s Armoured Infantry 2026 programme, which includes upgraded IFVs under the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme, has now been downgraded to a ‘red’ rating by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA).

The IPA is considered to be the UK’s ‘centre for expertise’ on major projects across Whitehall.

A red rating deems that ‘successful delivery of the project appears to be unachievable,’ according to the report ...

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