Lord Jim wrote:further information has appeared regarding the UK and the possible purchase of the Boxer to fulfil the MIV requirement. According to the Senior sales Director of Rheinmetall the UK is looking for an initial purchase for 500 vehicles in four variants, APC, Command, Ambulance and Repair,
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Whatever the quantity for Package 2 or B turns out to be (and the protected ambulance is not the only version within it), this is what was said in the Parliament April last year about the timing of the decision :
"Package 2 will provide the Troop Carrying Vehicles and Future Protected Battlefield Ambulance, and is currently the subject of an ongoing competition, with a decision expected in early 2019."
Caribbean wrote:thought that was for the MRVP program, not MIV? Last rumour that I heard was that we were looking for 300 or so
Lord Jim wrote:With luck the MIV or Boxer will also replace many of the FV430 variants in service meaning that the almost still borne BASV programme can be put to rest.
Lord Jim wrote: Ideally I would remove all Ajax from these Brigades and use the turrets modified to carry two to four Javelin-ER ATGMs in addition to he CTA-40, to allow the creation of a fire support platoon in each Mech Infantry Battalion of eight vehicles.
Lord Jim wrote:Does make you think how things would have been if we had stuck with the programme. We would have had a very good platform for Iraq and Afghanistan
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