The AJAX programme continues to undertake extensive trials at locations across the UK. In a significant milestone for the AJAX programme, General Dynamics Land Systemsâ€“UK has presented vehicles to Government Acceptance Testing (GAT) for assurance testing prior to delivery to the British Army (GAT).
Undertaken by an army headquarters unit, conducting acceptance for both the British Army and the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) at the company’s facility in Merthyr Tydfil, GAT assesses each of the platforms before they are formally delivered to the British Army.
Ahead of formally entering GAT, the army’s testing team undertook a range of training courses covering, amongst others, Driving and Maintenance, Vehicle Commanding and Operating the Self-Defence Weapon System. This training was delivered by General Dynamics Land Systemsâ€“UK.
The range of AJAX variants will allow British Army â€˜Strike Brigades’ to conduct sustained, expeditionary, full-spectrum and network-enabled operations with a reduced logistics footprint. They will operate in combined-arms and multinational situations across a wide-range of future operating environments.