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IAV 2018: Warrior 2 delivered for armour trials

24 January 2018

At the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) 2018 conference in London, Lockheed Martin revealed that eight Warrior infantry fighting vehicles upgraded to Warrior 2s have been delivered to the Armoured Trials and Development Unit (ATDU) in Dorset, United Kingdom.

Lockheed Martin has delivered eight Warrior 2 infantry fighting vehicles to the UK’s Armoured Trials and Development Unit. (Lockheed Martin)Lockheed Martin has delivered eight Warrior 2 infantry fighting vehicles to the UK’s Armoured Trials and Development Unit. (Lockheed Martin)

In the coming year, Warrior 2 is expected to enter into qualification and verification trials to show that the upgraded vehicles meet the formal UK Ministry of Defence requirements, and reliability growth trials to show that the vehicle can repeatedly perform its task without failure over long periods of time.

The Warrior is an infantry fighting vehicle that has been in service with the British Army since 1988. It was designed to help defeat massed Soviet armoured formations and despite a successful service career the platform is in need of an upgrade. Lockheed Martin UK is the prime contractor for the upgrade, known as the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme.

Lockheed Martin explained that the vehicle would enter trials in the coming year. It reported that the improved platform has operated above the expected targets in company tests and expects it to perform well in the coming trials.

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