Today’s defence-related news includes reporting on the Warrior armoured vehicle upgrade.
The Times has highlighted issues with the upgrade programme, referencing a letter from the Ministry of Defence's Permanent Secretary to the Public Accounts Committee that specifies delays and budget issues. The upgrades will increase the vehicle's service life-span and improve its weapons system, making it fit for future combat with the infantry.
The Ministry of Defence has defended the upgrade programme:
As with any complex weapons programme there have been some initial challenges to overcome. However, we have brought this project back on track. We continue to work with Lockheed Martin to deliver this game-changing capability that ensures the infantry retains the Warrior fighting vehicle to beyond 2040.
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