Defence in the media: Tuesday 19 March 2019

Today’s defence-related news includes reporting on the Warrior armoured vehicle upgrade.

Warrior 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.”

Image of the day

Domhnall, an Irish Wolfhound and the Regimental mascot of the Irish Guards, is presented with a sprig of shamrock by The Duchess of Cambridge.


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