Ambitions by British Army chiefs to have an acquisition strategy for the flagship Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme firmed up by the end of 2017 appear to have been dashed by the UK government’s National Security Capability Review (NSCR).
Senior British Army sources told Jane’s that decisions on the way forward with the MIV programme to buy several hundred wheeled armoured vehicles for the service’s two new Strike Brigades have now effectively been folded into the NSCR process.
“MIV is such a large programme it makes total sense for it to be part of the NSCR,” said the army source.
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