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Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 46947, tabled on 10 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Ministerial Statement of 9 September on Ajax Armoured Vehicle Procurement, in what year did DSTL recommend the mandating of a 40mm main armament for the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle.

Answered on

20 September 2021

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) provided technical analysis of different armament options to both DE&S and the Army as part of the evidence informing the Army's decision in 2008 to specify a 40mm armament. Dstl continues to provide technical analysis and advice to the programme.