Rheinmetall to manufacture turret structure of AJAX reconnaissance fighting vehicle for British army 12509155

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Rheinmetall to manufacture turret structure of AJAX reconnaissance fighting vehicle for British army
Lockheed Martin UK has contracted with Rheinmetall’s Defence arm to manufacture the turret structures for the British Army’s new Scout SV Reconnaissance vehicle noxw called AJAX. The order, issued in London, is worth a total of €130 million and covers production of up to 245 units. Rheinmetall also participated significantly in the preceeding technical demonstration phase.
     
Lockheed Martin UK has contracted with Rheinmetall’s Defence arm to manufacture the turret structures for the British Army’s new Scout SV Reconnaissance vehicle noxw called AJAX. The order, issued in London, is worth a total of €130 million and covers production of up to 245 units. Rheinmetall also participated significantly in the preceeding technical demonstration phase. The turret of AJAX new reconnaissance fighting vehicle of British Army.
     
Rheinmetall has extensive, longstanding experience in developing and manufacturing turret systems, prompting an important order in connection with a key programme of the British Ministry of Defence.

The Scout SV Base Turret System is a sterling example of European defence cooperation. A member of the Scout SV team since 2010, in its capacity as subcontractor Rheinmetall has been in charge first of designing and engineering, and now of producing, the turret structure and weapon mount (TSWM) for the Scout SV Base Turret System, a state-of-the-art 40mm medium-calibre turret solution. The first production unit is scheduled for completion in July 2016.

Once again, the Düsseldorf, Germany-based Group is playing a pivotal role in a highly significant army technology programme in Europe, underscoring its comprehensive competence and ability to act in partnership with two international defence giants – General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin.

The British Army’s new Scout SV tracked reconnaissance vehicle programme was presented for the the first time to the public at DSEI 2015 under its new brand name AJAX.

AJAX represents the future of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) for the British Army, providing best-in-class protection and survivability, reliability and mobility and all-weather Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Recognition (ISTAR) capabilities. Its range of variants will allow the British Army to conduct sustained, expeditionary, full-spectrum and network-enabled operations with a reduced logistics footprint. AJAX can operate in combined-arms and multinational situations across a wide-range of future operating environments.

The AJAX platforms, consisting of six variants, will be delivered to the British Army between 2017 and 2024 to replace the existing fleet of CVRT family reconnaissance armoured vehicles, and will serve at the heart of the Armoured Infantry Brigade structure, providing essential capability to the Armoured Cavalry within Army 2020.
 

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