AJAX_Armoured_Vehicle_at_a_3_Div_Combined_Arms_Manoeuvre_Demonstration_MOD_45161419.jpg

F

AJAX_Armoured_Vehicle_at_a_3_Div_Combined_Arms_Manoeuvre_Demonstration_MOD_45161419.jpg

AJAX Armoured Vehicle rear view
Extended Description
Pictured is the new AJAX Armoured Vehicle at a 3 Div Combined Arms Manoeuvre Demonstration held at Knighton Down, Salisbury Plain Training Area.

AJAX provides a step-change in the Armoured Fighting Vehicle capability being delivered to the British Army.

The programme includes six variants: AJAX, ARES, APOLLO, ATHENA, ATLAS and ARGUS. Each AJAX variant will be an agile, tracked, medium-weight armoured fighting vehicle, providing British troops with state-of-the-art best-in-class protection.

The vehicles are developed upon an adaptable and capable Common Base Platform, maximising commonality in mobility, electronic architecture and survivability that ensures the British Army has a family of world-class platforms.

Each AJAX platform variant has extensive capabilities, including acoustic detectors, a laser warning system, a local situational awareness system, an electronic countermeasure system, a route marking system, an advanced electronic architecture and a high-performance power pack.

The AJAX family of vehicles has growth built in. With an upper design limit of 42 tonnes of driveline capability, scalable and open electronic architecture and a modular armour system, it has enormous potential to combat future threats and incorporate new technology throughout the lifespan of the platform. As a result, AJAX provides the kind of growth capability that the user will need to face the uncertain challenges of Future Force 2020 and beyond. AJAX will replace the less capable CVR(T), providing broad utility throughout the balanced Army 2020 force across all operations.

The AJAX programme was originally known as the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) programme. Ultimately there will be 589 SCOUT SV platforms supplied to the British Army.
Copyright/usage Info
Source:
Photo: Stuart Hill/MOD

Open Government Licence version 1.0 (OGL v1.0)
You are free to:
  • copy, publish, distribute and transmit the Information;
  • adapt the Information;
  • exploit the Information commercially for example, by combining it with other Information, or by including it in your own product or application.
You must, where you do any of the above:
  • acknowledge the source of the Information by including any attribution statement specified by the Information Provider(s) and, where possible, provide a link to this licence;
  • ensure that you do not use the Information in a way that suggests any official status or that the Information Provider endorses you or your use of the Information;
  • ensure that you do not mislead others or misrepresent the Information or its source;
  • ensure that your use of the Information does not breach the Data Protection Act 1998 or the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

There are no comments to display.

Media information

Category
Tracked Armour
Added by
Fish&Chips
Date added
View count
852
Comment count
0
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Image metadata

Filename
AJAX_Armoured_Vehicle_at_a_3_Div_Combined_Arms_Manoeuvre_Demonstration_MOD_45161419.jpg
File size
164.5 KB
Dimensions
1280px x 1024px

Share this media

Back
Top