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UK confident in Scout SV project

9th November 2011 - 15:31 GMT | by Beth Stevenson

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The British Army's £500 million Scout SV programme will be 'perfectly affordable', a government official has insisted.

Peter Luff, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support for the UK, said that adaptability and affordability were key areas of interest for the government as it tracks the project, which saw a contract awarded to General Dynamics UK for prototype development in 2010.

Speaking at the Modern Infantry conference in Bisley, UK, on 9 November, Luff said it was his ‘moral duty’ to protect the army and 'new equipment arriving in theatre will have adaptability'. 

He insisted that post-Afghanistan the UK will 'make

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