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Delays with armored Ajax vehicles risk national security, MPs warn | Military

Ministry of Protection should fix or scrap your problematic armored Ajax vehicle program it year or risk compromising national security, said a powerful parliamentary committee.

Ajax program designed to provide of-the-art intelligence service vehicle for army, has already ran for 12 years old and cost £3.2 billion but so far failed to deliver a single deployable vehicle.

Originally intended for commissioning in 2017, Ajax were repeatedly delayed because of which Dom of communities public Accounts Committee (PAC) described as “verbosity of failures, including noise and vibration problems that hurt soldiers testing vehicles.

In a report published on On Friday, the PAC said the MoD still has not know when will Ajax go live or will noise and vibration problems can even be fixed two years after they were first raised.

The PAC said that the leadership of the program was “evil from the start” and the MO “once again made fundamental mistakes” in planning and management of a major equipment program. As a result, the committee warned that the MoD was “unable to deliver” vehicles the army is needed “to better protect the nation and fulfill NATO commitments.”

GAC Chairman Dame Meg Hillier said: “Enough, the DoD should fix or fail this program before more risk our national security and more billions of taxpayers money spent. These repeated failures cause tension on old opportunities that are overdue for replacement and are directly the threat safety of our soldiers and their ability to protect the nation and fulfill NATO commitments.”

The Defense Ministry said there would be no delays. cost taxpayer in connection with nature of contract, adding that there would be no further payments. made manufacturer, General Dynamics, until the department is “satisfied with in future trajectory of program”.

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The PAC report said delays with the Ajax program forced the Army to make “operational compromises” including an extension use of Warrior in armor in 1987.

While the Army is “cautiously optimistic” that Ajax could enter service by 2030, the PAC warned that any further delays would increase risk of missed even this goal and called on the Ministry of Defense to explore alternatives should Contract with The collapse of the general dynamics.

Ministry of Defense agreed fixed-price treaty with General dynamics worth £5.5 billion for 589 Ajax armored vehicles But so far away just 26 have been delivered and they can only be used for learning goals.

The PAC stated that it doubted that the program could be implemented within the existing arrangements. The committee said they expected decision on is it worth it to persist with Ajax or completely abandon the program by the end of in year.

A Defense Ministry spokesman said: “The UK is contributing more than his force requirements and readiness levels are set of this is NATO. Protection secretary was clear that Ajax is a problematic program. We agree with a lot of of recommendations of the committee and actively accept steps to fix it.

“Our company price contract means there will be no delays cost taxpayer more. General Dynamics did not receive contract payments in 2021 and 2022. There will be no further payments. made until we are satisfied with in future trajectory of program.”

General Dynamics applied for comment.

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