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Armoured Vehicles


The recent MoD Integrated Review reconfirmed that armoured vehicles remain a major part of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) land capability, being used to provide firepower, mobility and protection for service personnel and undertake reconnaissance.

The MOD is seeking to modernise and upgrade its armoured vehicles and the Ajax family of armoured reconnaissance fighting vehicles is a central component of MOD’s plans, but both the Defence Committee and PAC have expressed serious concerns about progress with the £5 billion Ajax programme. 

The PAC will question senior officials at MOD on their management of the Ajax programme and progress against cost, time, and performance milestones including:

  • arrangements for managing the Ajax programme, including strategic oversight and governance;  
  • progress since 2010 on the Ajax programme; and   
  • current plans to deliver the Ajax programme, including contractual arrangements and resourcing. 

If you have evidence on these issues, please submit it here by Wednesday 23 March 2022.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 23 March 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Seventh Report - Armoured Vehicles: the Ajax programme
Inquiry Armoured Vehicles
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 259
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Seventh report from Session 2022-23
HC 259
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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30 March 2022
Inquiry Armoured Vehicles
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Oral Evidence
ARM0001 - Armoured Vehicles
Witnesses Jag Patel
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
ARM0002 - Armoured Vehicles
Witnesses CTA International
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence

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