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General Dynamics Land Systems UK unveil new Ajax-Brimstone Overwatch variant

27th April 2021 - 16:31 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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General Dynamics Land Systems demonstrates AJAX-Brimstone ‘Overwatch’ variant. (Photo: General Dynamics UK)

General Dynamics Land Systems UK has revealed the new Ajax-Brimstone Overwatch variant armoured vehicle and its capabilities.

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) UK has showcased a new variant in its Ajax family of vehicles. Armed with the MBDA Brimstone antitank guided weapon, the Overwatch variant is designed to operate in future British Army heavy brigade and deep recce strike combat teams.

Brimstone can provide vital protection for a dispersed force and ensure the integrity of long-range surveillance, GDLS UK announced on 26 April.

The Overwatch capability can be integrated onboard an Ares vehicle by using the cutting-edge electronic architecture that is installed across the Ajax range. This architecture is designed to enable the rapid insertion and integration of new technologies and capabilities.

According to GDLS UK, Brimstone can defeat all known defensive aide suits and armour with high precision and in difficult conditions.

Brimstone can also provide several targeting options while enhancing platform and operator survivability through insensitive munition compliance.

Carew Wilks, VP and general manager of General Dynamics Land Systems UK, said: ‘The Ajax family can fulfil a large number of roles for armed forces worldwide, including reconnaissance, persistent surveillance, command and control and bridging.’

The Ajax family will replace the in-service Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance fleet.

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