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UK starts to move on Land Mobility Programme

25th January 2024 - 10:53 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London

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The Pinzgauer has been among a series of vehicles the UK will look to replace. (Photo: Crown Copyright)

The UK, which has battled in its efforts to replace its Land Rover fleet along with a diverse range of other vehicles, will restart attempts to engage with industry before the end of the year.

The British Army’s hopes of replacing its legacy fleet of lighter tactical vehicles have edged closer as the Land Mobility Programme (LMP), which has a potential value of more than £4.8 billion (US$6.1 billion), has taken a step closer to reality.

The army wants to replace fleets of vehicles including its Land Rover, Pinzgauer and Panther MRAP-type vehicles, as well as the tracked FV432 Bulldog armoured personnel carriers and Stormer air defence vehicles.

LMP would follow previous programmes which have fallen by the wayside including Future Rapid Effects System (FRES) in 1998, Operational Utility Support Vehicle (OUVS) in 2003

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Christopher F Foss

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Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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