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'Deplorable' AFV programmes leave British Army at risk from peer adversaries, Defence Committee warns

16th March 2021 - 10:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

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Released just before the first part of the Integrated Review is unveiled on 16 March, the latest House of Commons Defence Committee report highlighted obsolescence in the British Army armoured vehicle fleet and warned that the service is at serious risk of being outmatched by its most challenging peer adversaries.

The House of Commons Defence Committee warned in a 14 March report that the British Army is at serious risk of being outmatched by peer adversaries due to its ageing fleet of ground vehicles.

Titled ‘Obsolescent and outgunned: the British Army’s armoured vehicle capability’, the document claimed that, in a fight against Russia in the next few years, UK soldiers would be forced to operate platforms that are 30 or more years old, which would be ‘very heavily outgunned’ with ‘poor mechanical reliability.’

Although future British Army capabilities will be defined by the Integrated Review (IR) of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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