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UK MoD awards General Dynamics SV contract

1st July 2010 - 17:04 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has finally signed a contract with General Dynamics UK (GDUK) to deliver the £500 million demonstration phase of the British Army’s Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme.

The decision ends weeks of speculation as to whether SV, a reinvention of Future Rapid Effect System (FRES), would get the green light in face of potential government defence cuts. However, a GDUK source has told Land Warfare International that numbers of vehicles ordered in the future could still be affected by the Strategic Defence Review (SDR).

GDUK’s ASCOD vehicle was granted preferred partner status in March 2010 ahead

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