Lockheed progresses with WCSP upgrade
Lockheed Martin UK completed 20 battlefield mission (BFM) assessments of the new configuration of the British Army’s Warrior infantry fighting vehicle in August, which have helped prove the capabilities of Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP) upgrade for the vehicle.
BFMs are part of so-called reliability growth tests (RGT) for the programme, which are made up of a combination of qualification and verification activities and representative BFMs.
‘The programme is at an exciting point – we are six months into RGT and continuing to achieve all our milestones and commitments as agreed with our customer,’ Lee Fellows, WCSP director at Lockheed Martin, said.
‘I’m proud to lead a programme that will bring our British warfighting capability into modern times – our armed forces have some of the world’s most skilled and capable soldiers who know how to get the job done and do it well.’
Once in service, the enhanced capabilities of the Warrior vehicle will help the British Army in its operations, enabling soldiers to carry out tasks in a safer and more modern environment, Lockheed says.
It will be able to fire on the move with the new CT40 stabilised cannon, and the new digital turret will upgrade the lethality of the platform as well as enhance the situational awareness provided to soldiers.
Trials of the new configuration are underway at Bovington in the UK, and the vehicles continue to undergo qualification and verification testing and complete more BFMs.
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