Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

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sol wrote: 02 Nov 2022, 20:27 Looks like Ajax completed user validation trials, reliability trials are next step.

Hopefully no more major issues... :geek: :crazy:

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sol wrote: 02 Nov 2022, 20:27 Looks like Ajax completed user validation trials, reliability trials are next step.

Hopefully no more major issues... :geek: :crazy:

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How long do the reliability trials last? From memory the Warrior trials took close to two years although Covid may have delayed them.
Are we looking at 2024/25 before we get to completion?
Was production halted on the tanks or is GDLS completing the remaining hulls in the hope the QC improvements and upgrades will be sufficient to get Ajax over the line. I can't see the legacy vehicles being able to go beyond 2025 which is why I think there will be a big push to transition as soon as possible.

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BB85 wrote: 03 Nov 2022, 20:56 How long do the reliability trials last? From memory the Warrior trials took close to two years although Covid may have delayed them.
Are we looking at 2024/25 before we get to completion?
CR2 took 5 years.

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Interesting that there is no mention of the issues that caused the halting of further trials and how they may have been fixed. But it does look like Ajax will remain and enter Army service at some point. I wonder how much of a hit GDUK will have taken over this assuming the MoD stuck to the proviso that no new money would be spent and that all 500+ vehicles were to be delivered under the cost of the contract.

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More info :- From Gabriele


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Seems like the gun has also been fixed, and it can now fire on the move against a moving target.

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bobp wrote: 05 Nov 2022, 10:04 Seems like the gun has also been fixed, and it can now fire on the move against a moving target.
That was always a simple fix. It was simply a difference to the French implementation.

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Its "completed user validation trials" and "All aspects of these characteristics are fully understood and compliant with the Ajax design and safety requirements" so have they sorted the issues or moved the goal posts?

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Jdam wrote: 05 Nov 2022, 15:40 Its "completed user validation trials" and "All aspects of these characteristics are fully understood and compliant with the Ajax design and safety requirements" so have they sorted the issues or moved the goal posts?
How do you move the goalposts when they're written in law?

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