Saturday, September 16, 2017

General Dynamics begins manned live-fire testing of AJAX armored vehicle

via UPI.
General Dynamics Land Systems U.K. has begun manned live-fire trials for its AJAX armored vehicle program, using the vehicle's CTA International 40mm autocannon, chain gun and smoke grenade launchers.

The trials will last five months beginning with static firing positions against immobile point targets and gradually progress to a moving vehicle engaging moving targets. The testing will occur in West Wales, Great Britain.

"The start of the CT40 cannon manned industry firing phase is a significant milestone in the AJAX programme," Kevin Connell, vice president of General Dynamics Land System U.K., said.

"This cutting-edge capability that enables AJAX to pack a significant punch, alongside its wide-range of best-in-class sensors that makes it an Information Age platform, ensures that the British Army has everything they need to do their job effectively," Connell said.
Story here. 

Hmm.  So the Brits are developing a middle weight force based on the AJAX Scout that is scalable, able to handle the full spectrum of threats?

Sounds like what the USMC has with its MAGTF, that the Army tried to copy with their Brigade Combat Teams don't it?

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