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New stage of modernization of British BMP "Warrior"

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New stage of modernization of British BMP "Warrior"

The company Lockheed Martin UK has completed a preliminary analysis of the modernization program of the British Warrior infantry fighting vehicles, reports altair.com.pl. The work consisted in determining the order of modernization, which include upgrading the tower and changing the main armament, enhancing body armor, installing new drives and replacing electronic equipment.


Modernization of the BMP "Warrior" is being implemented in the framework of the WCSP (Warrior Capability Sustainment Program) ambitious program worth 1 bn. In addition to the main artist Lockheed Martin, which will be allocated 642 million f.st., Ultra Electronics, Rheinmetall Defense, Thales UK, Elbit Systems Kinetics and the Government Support Defense Group will also participate in the program.

The immediate work on upgrading the Warrior BMP should begin in 2016. The first improved car will go into service in two years. The WCSP program will extend the lifespan of British infantry fighting vehicles that entered service in 1987-95 to 2040.
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  1. Gluxar_
    Gluxar_ 30 January 2014 11: 40
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    Something the timing of the modernization program is thrown somewhere "into the future." Taking into account the possible early declaration of independence in Scotland, the British could hurry up with rearmament. You never know what the referendum on independence will result in ...
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 30 January 2014 14: 15
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      Quote: Gluxar_
      Given the possible early declaration of independence in Scotland, the British could hurry up with rearmament. You never know what will result in a referendum on independence ...

      There will be no referendum, certainly independence, it’s not worth rejoicing.
      1. alone
        alone 30 January 2014 22: 14
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        Shotlan dreams will remain dreams.

        But the BMP is very good.
  2. Akim
    Akim 31 January 2014 15: 52
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    Upgrade Urrior - it was necessary YESTERDAY. But in principle, it is planned to supply either a stabilized 35 mm cannon. or a 40mm telescope. And that and that is not bad.