Ajax live firing tests conducted with British Army crews ahead of serial delivery


On its Twitter account, General Dynamics UK informes that Ajax continues to showcase its extensive capabilities, most recently through Ajax Live Firing with British Army crews as part of General Acceptance Testing, ahead of delivery of Ajax reconnaissance and strike vehicles to British Army Units.
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Ajax reconnaissance and strike vehicle (Picture source: Twitter account of General Dynamics UK)


According to a picture released on the Twitter account of Household Cavalry on September 25, 2020, the Household Cavalry regiment of the British took delivery of the first Ares, the APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) variant in the Ajax tracked armored family of tracked armored vehicles being developed by General Dynamics UK for the British Army to replace the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (CVR(T)) family of vehicles, which have been in service from 1971.

In 2010, General Dynamics UK was selected as the winner of the Future Rapid Effect System contract with the ASCOD Common Base Platform. The Ajax is a development of the ASCOD armored fighting vehicle used by the Spanish and Austrian armed forces.

On 3 September 2014, the British Government ordered 589 Scout SV vehicles, totaling a cost of £3.5 billion. The order includes six variants, Ajax (turreted, reconnaissance and strike), Ares (reconnaissance and Armored Personnel Carrier), Argus (engineer reconnaissance), Athena (command and control), Atlas (equipment support recovery), and Apollo (equipment repair).


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Live fire test of the Ajax (Picture source: Twitter account of General Dynamics UK)


 

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