dmereifield wrote:Thanks, fewer than I had expected...
This is originally what was said.
"In January 2017, it was confirmed that the Army had started negotiations to purchase the Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle from the United States to fulfil the MRV-P Group 1 requirement. The expectation is that 750 such vehicles will be acquired. For MRV-P Group 2, which will require a larger platform, we understand that three potential suppliers remain in the competition. A contract is expected to be agreed within two years, and initially the Army is expected to buy 150 APCs and 80 ambulances, with this later rising to 300 of each if the money is available."
It was then reported several months later that the MRV-P group 1 has been raised to potentially 2,747 vehicles. It seems that they went from wanting to equip only the strike brigades, to replacing the whole army vehicle fleet. This might also mean that the MRV-P group 2 vehicles have scaled up to match, potentially up to 1000 maybe?