Billion-Dollar Upgrade for British Army’s Warrior Vehicles

The British Ministry of Defense (MoD), is awarding Lockheed Martin UK a £642m ($1.02bn) contract as part of the Warrior armored vehicles project.

The move was revealed by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Defense Secretary Philip Hammond on a visit to Lockheed Martin UK in Bedfordshire.

“As a key step towards meeting our requirements for Future Force 2020, the upgraded Warriors will give commanders and their soldiers greater flexibility and firepower.” Hammond said. “Not only is this fantastic news for the Army, it also represents a great boost to British industry—sustaining jobs, skills and capability within the UK’s armored vehicle sector.”

The Warrior will continue to be at the heart of the UK’s combat capability which will extend the service life of the military vehicles through to 2040 and beyond with state-of-the-art firepower and electronics.

This contract is good news for the British Army and the British economy, and more so the supplier chain networks which will benefit greatly from jobs within the design, engineering and maintenance sector.

For more about Lockheed Martin’s approach to product development, visit the PLM Resource Center

This entry was posted in Aerospace & Defense, Industry News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

3 thoughts on “Billion-Dollar Upgrade for British Army’s Warrior Vehicles”

  1. Nac says:

    Hi
    what is the purpose of such article on this website ? Do they use Windchill and ProE to design them ?
    how is it related to product development and PLM

  2. Bimal Dharsi says:

    Hello

    One of the functions of this blog is to report on news within PTC’s industry verticals, one of which is aerospace and defense. Lockheed Martin is a customer and uses a variety of PTC’s solutions. We feel that others in the A&D space might find news from Lockheed Martin interesting and useful.

    Kind regards
    Bimal

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s