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France orders 129 BAE Systems BvS10 Mkll All-Terrain vehicle

In spite of a law-suit by Kinetics which did not like losing the contract, France has confirmed its orders for 129 BAE Systems BvS10 Mkll All-Terrain vehicles

Production of 53 + 76 vehicles worth 2,2Bn SEK ($300m) is included in this contract.

These vehicles will equip the 27 Mountain Brigade and the 9 Marine Brigade.

http://allehanda.se/start/ornskoldsvik/1.1671009 (in swedish)

After the purchase of over 350 Land Rover and several dozen JCBs, this is the third major contract the French army has awarded to a British owned company this year.
No this is impossible, surely the French would never buy British for their military.......what with history and bollocks ect
Wellington, Agincourt ect ect



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Something to do with the ever-more-heavy pressure for EU armies to buy EU. Probably brought more to the fore since the US started pushing 'buy American'.

We do make some very good kit in the EU, and so we bl00dy well should with 500,000,000 people and 20 odd armed forces.

If the French are buying British, it's quite likely to be something to do with this, and the kit they've been buying IS rather good according to those who use it.
incendiarycutlery said:
Made by Hagglunds which were bought out by Alvis several years ago.
And are still made in Sweden, to Swedish designs by Swedish engineers.

The Javelin ATGW has more UK content.
Actually, you will find that much of the design came from the Booties that were involved in developing it. As such, the MoD owns a percentage (around 20% IIRC) of the intellectual rights.
So money comes to the UK: some through the MoD and the rest through BAE, regardless of Bjorn doing the welding.

And some of them were made in Telford.
hulahoop7 said:
Aren't the RMs giving them up because they are gash over mines, and getting the hog instead?
Or that being that they belong to the navy and the booty crews are probably on 6 month on, 6 month off tours.

A capability gap was found and a product was selected. The marines will keep the BV's. You will just be seeing less in theater. The warthogs are being bought under a UOR and are for this op. What happens to them afterwards is up to the adults.

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