UK’s AJAX AFV undergoes further testing

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UK’s General Dynamics Land Systems successfully completed an additional live firing test for AJAX, the British Army’s all-new armored fighting vehicle (AFV).

The testing took place during the months of July and August at a firing rage in Wales and focused on generating specific data and evidence to support firing trials planned for early next year.

The CTA International 40mm cannon, the coaxially mounted 7.62mm machine gun and smoke grenades were involved in the test for the turreted variant of the AFV. As for the ARES variant, the Kongsberg PROTECTOR Remote Weapon System was tested, including the firing of the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), Heavy Machine Gun (HMG), Grenade Machine Gun (GMG) and smoke grenades.

Throughout the firing trials, General Dynamics Land Systems completed a comprehensive set of more than 400 individual tests on both prototype combat vehicles.

In the coming months, the AFV will undergo other trials such as automotive, cold chamber, power systems & intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition & reconnaissance.