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Military tank developed in Oakdale unveiled by defence firm

Published in News[1] on Tuesday September 29th, 2015[2]. Last updated at 17:02


Armyrats © Military Tank Developed In Oakdale Unveiled By Defence Firm

The new AJAX tank developed in Oakdale

A new light tank developed in Oakdale has been unveiled by defence firm General Dynamics UK. The AJAX prototype was designed at the firm s centre at Oakdale Business Park and was unveiled at the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition 2015 in London on Tuesday, September 15. The first British Army squadron will be equipped by mid-2019 to allow a brigade ready to deploy from the end of 2020.

Major General Talbot-Rice, the Ministry of Defence s Armoured Vehicles Head of Programmes, said: We are committed to supplying the Armed Forces with the very best equipment possible and are delivering on this by supplying the AJAX platform which will become their first fully digitised armoured fighting vehicle. Kevin Connell, vice president of General Dynamics Land Systems UK, said: We are delighted to unveil the AJAX prototype, which is another significant step in the on-schedule delivery of a family of best-in-class platforms to the British Army. The AJAX platform is one of six variants to be delivered to the British Army by General Dynamics UK from 2017 through 2024.

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