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DSEI 2023: Ajax finally makes delivery progress with over 40 vehicles deployed

12th September 2023 - 15:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss


GDLS UK is now delivering all members of the Ajax family of vehicles, including the baseline reconnaissance variant armed with a 40mm Case Telescoped Armament System and 7.62mm co-axial MG. (Photo: GDLS UK)

General Dynamics Land Systems UK (GDLS UK) has now delivered 143 members of the British Army's Ajax family of vehicles (FOV), with 44 are already deployed by the field army and another 30 nearing completion.

Under a £3.5 billion ($4.3 billion) contract placed by the UK MoD in September 2014 a total of 549 production-standard Ajax FOV were to be delivered to the British Army by 2024.

This delivery schedule has had to be rebalanced due to problems with early production vehicles in a number of key areas, which according to GDLS have now been addressed to the satisfaction of the end user.

Production is now expected to be completed by 2028 and GDLS UK will deliver the programme-defined contract requirements within the agreed firm price.

At DSEI 2023 three Ajax reconnaissance vehicles are on display, plus one

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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