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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby bobp » 18 Jun 2020, 19:52

They may have one to play with....
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?view ... 3tYnpsT0WA

As part of the demo program

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby mr.fred » 18 Jun 2020, 20:13


That’s turreted, at Bovington, and three months ago.

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby Caribbean » 18 Jun 2020, 22:26

I think there are a number of prototype/ trials versions. I think it's just that the "final production" version hasn't been delivered yet. I would not be at all surprised if that was a "customer changing his mind" problem, as much as a "production issue" problem.

Mind you - weren't the first 100 or so supposed to be produced in Spain? What happened to them?

Edit: Oops - sorry Bobp, should have hit refresh first - didn't see your post
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby Lord Jim » 18 Jun 2020, 22:48

An article I found in Janes from the beginning of June 2020.
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... a41a7aa603

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby bobp » 19 Jun 2020, 07:06

Caribbean wrote:Edit: Oops - sorry Bobp


No worries i am as curious as anyone, for sure they are making show in recent months, but I do not think the Household Cav has any quantity yet to make a Squadrons worth.

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby bobp » 19 Jun 2020, 07:13

Lord Jim wrote:An article I found in Janes from the beginning of June 2020


I did hear somewhere it had something to do with a quality issue in the Spanish production plant. That article implies the Household Cavalry should have had some for training by the end of 2019,well maybe they have one of the pre production ones.

https://battle-updates.com/gdls-gives-a ... ettlefold/

The link above is slightly newer than Janes

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby Lord Jim » 19 Jun 2020, 08:13

Maybe there is a faint glimmer of hope with this sentence from the article;
"The AJAX programme includes six variants, with more under consideration".

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby bobp » 19 Jun 2020, 10:32

Lord Jim wrote:with more under consideration


Maybe one with a 105mm/120mm gun and ATGM for the ones with RWS.

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 19 Jun 2020, 12:29

bobp wrote:
No worries i am as curious as anyone, for sure they are making show in recent months, but I do not think the Household Cav has any quantity yet to make a Squadrons worth.


Anyway, they should commission more vids from the same team (I guess it was a recruitment piece... using conviction in the 'right' arena?)

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 19 Jun 2020, 12:34

In this briefing summary I guess Joint Fires has been lumped under the other totals? Could be good news as we need more; change within existing total first... and revisit later (if "all the money is [NOT] gone" by then):
The AJAX programme includes six variants, with more under consideration: AJAX, (Scout/ISTAR), 245 vehicles, ARES (specialist troop transport), 93 vehicles, APOLLO, (Recovery vehicle with crane) 50 vehicles, ATHENA, (Commander’s C4ISTAR vehicle)112 vehicles, ATLAS, (Recovery vehicle) 38 vehicles and ARGUS, (engineer vehicle) 51 vehicles.

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby bobp » 19 Jun 2020, 14:29

ArmChairCivvy wrote:Anyway, they should commission more vids from the same team


Yes I agree with regards the videos. Beginning to think (Some wishful) maybe there is some light at the end of a long tunnel. More firepower needed in the right places is a must along with the ammunition of course.

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby Ron5 » 19 Jun 2020, 15:49

bobp wrote:
Caribbean wrote:Edit: Oops - sorry Bobp


No worries i am as curious as anyone, for sure they are making show in recent months, but I do not think the Household Cav has any quantity yet to make a Squadrons worth.


Bob, the photo I published was from a Household Cavalry twitter post on Wednesday so I assumed new news but later I saw the same photo in their (online) magazine from some months ago so now I have no idea what prompted the Wed post. You can see it here https://twitter.com/HCav1660/status/1273193825503268870

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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Postby bobp » 19 Jun 2020, 16:13

Ron5 wrote:now I have no idea what prompted the Wed post


Recruitment possibly looking at some of the twitter links. The Household Cavalry were supposed to have quite a few of them by now, but there was some delay, now it looks like at least one has reached them for training. Your original picture is very high resolution and you can zoom in and see a lot of detail. So well found.


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