Großbritannien: Aufklärungspanzer AJAX

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DSEI 2019: Athena C2 vehicle revealed
General Dynamics Land Systems-UK (GDLS-UK) presented the Athena command-and-control (C2) variant of the Ajax AFV family for the first time at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London, held on 10-13 September.

The Athena variant is designed to provide digital C2 for the UK's future Strike Brigades, which will consist of the tracked Ajax and wheeled Boxer AFV families.

The Ajax family will consist of six variants and "all variants are now in the initial production phase", GDLS-UK vice-president Carew Wilks told Jane's at DSEI.

The first Ares armoured personnel carriers (APCs) have already been delivered to the British Army for initial training and reliability growth trials ahead of the family's initial operational capability (IOC), which is expected by 2021, Wilks added.
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New high-tech Army reconaissance vehicles built in Merthyr Tydfil

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Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed
Deliveries of production standard Ajax armoured vehicles to the British Army have been delayed, missing a key target to allow soldiers to start training to use their new vehicles.

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed to Jane’s on 15 January that a target for the manufacturer, General Dynamics Land Systems-UK (GDLS-UK), to deliver the first squadron set of vehicles by the end of 2019, had been missed.

The ministry told Jane's in March 2019 that the first squadron would begin receiving vehicles, comprised of a mix of all six variants, in mid-2019 and the first turret variant fitted with the CTA International 40 mm cannon would be delivered between July and September 2019. It was then intended that the Household Cavalry Regiment would begin training on the vehicles for a year before the declaration of an initial operational capability (IOC) in mid-2020.

To date only six Ares basic troop carrying vehicles, known as the mobility reconnaissance support variant, have been delivered to the British Army Armour Centre at Bovington in Dorset, according to an MoD source. "The seventh Ares vehicle has entered the final stages of testing and will be delivered to the Household Cavalry Regiment in the coming months," said the source. "No 40 mm turreted Ajax has yet been delivered to the army."

The first Ajax squadron is expected to require 20-25 Ajax family vehicles, including a mobility reconnaissance support, turreted reconnaissance, command, engineer, recovery, and repair variants before it can declare IOC.

An MoD spokesperson told Jane's on 15 January, "our target for Ajax initial operating capability remains July 2020".
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Auf der Website von GDUK steht noch ein ganz alter Zeitplan:
What next for AJAX?
  • Further AJAX pre-production prototypes to be rolled-out through 2016
  • Completion of UK Ministry of Defence Armoured Fighting Vehicle trials for all seven prototypes to be completed through 2015-2018
  • 589 AJAX platforms to be delivered to the British Army through 2017-2024, along with the provision of in-service support and training
  • The training establishment and first squadron will be equipped by mid-2019 to allow conversion to begin with a brigade ready to deploy from the end of 2020.
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Sustaining the STRIKE capability

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