Land Warfare

PREMIUM: UK spending pledge leaves Army programmes out in the cold

19th November 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

Costly and long-running armoured vehicle programmes were conspicuous by their absence from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement of a multi-year spending boost — but a Boxer production contract gives some cause for optimism.

Major British Army armoured vehicle procurement projects were not mentioned in the biggest UK defence investment programme since the end of the Cold War.

In a statement delivered to the House of Commons on 19 November, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled a £16.5 billion ($21.8 billion) multi-year settlement ...

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