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Warthog deployment postponed by UK pending extra trials

30th April 2010 - 15:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London


Deployment of the UK’s fleet of Warthog All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) to Afghanistan has been delayed until September at the earliest, according to Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials.

An initial troop of more than four vehicles was due to have been delivered to theatre between May and June this year but the deployment has been postponed until ‘platform reliability’ can be assured, Colonel Richard Nixon-Eckersall, assistant director capability HQ DRAC (Director Royal Armoured Corps) told LWI.

Speaking at the UK Defence Academy’s Armoured Fighting Vehicle Symposium at Shrivenham on 28 April, Nixon-Eckersall said the average distance covered between ‘failures’ …

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