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Ajax armoured vehicle2021-09-12T14:17:21+01:00

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Ajax is the British Army’s new multi-role, fully-digitised armoured fighting vehicle delivering a step-change in versatility and agility, being delivered by DE&S through the biggest single order of armoured vehicles in a generation.

Watch Ares (part of the Ajax family of vehicles) put through its paces by the Army

Ajax programme at a glance

  • The AJAX family is a complex, fully-digitised, land vehicle project delivering transformational change to the Army’s armoured fleet; providing a step-change in capability to the British Army
  • Consists of five other variants, named Ares, Athena, Atlas, Apollo and Argus which are designed to cover roles ranging from troop carrying to recovery and command and control
  • Ajax will perform a number of roles, including support of the British Army’s new Strike Brigades
  • Represents the biggest single order for a UK armoured vehicle in over 20 years
  • Supports circa. 4,100 jobs across more than 230 UK suppliers
  • Assembly of the vehicles takes place in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

“The Ajax programme is the biggest project of its type in 30 years. DE&S teams, working hand-in-hand with the British Army and industry, are turning these impressive plans into reality.”

David Penlington, DE&S Vehicle Demonstration and Manufacturing Team Leader

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