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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

… 8x8 armored program.

"According a statement from the British Ministry of Defense published on March 31, 2018, the British Army has taken a step towards exploring a deal for a fleet of new armoured vehicles, potentially supporting at least 1,000 British jobs, by announcing it is rejoining the Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicle program.

The UK will rejoin the Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicle program and explore options to equip the British Army with the 8x8 troop carriers to modernise its vehicle fleet and meet the Army's Mechanised Infantry Vehicle requirement.

The UK played a major role in the original design, development and testing of the Boxer 8x8 armoured, and would reassume the rights it had as a project partner if a deal was to go through – allowing the option for the vehicle to be built and exported from the UK. The deal could see the Boxer fully assembled in the UK with at least 60% of the manufacturing with British industry, sustaining and developing UK industrial capabilities, facilities and skills…"


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Like the cammo!.


Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Mar 2018 10:58 p.m. PST

considering over a decade ago the MOD spent £600.00 GBPM towards its development then decided they didn't want it….

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 4:24 a.m. PST

Not quite sure where that new camo scheme is going to be most effective. Attacking street parties during royal weddings, perhaps?

athun25 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

It's Austin Powers' , baby!!!

per ardua25 Apr 2018 2:13 p.m. PST

Who wouldn't want that paint scheme, the enemy would think The Imperial Space Marines (tm) had landed.


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