MoD spends £37 million to reinstate Viking's amphibious capability
The Ministry of Defence has announced that it is handing BAE Systems a £37 million contract to upgrade 99 Viking vehicles for use by the Royal Marines.
BAE lost out to ST Kinetics in 2008 for the £150 million order of 100 all-terrain vehicles after a requirement for land operations was identified in Afghanistan. At the time it came as a shock for the UK defence giant to be overlooked in place of Singapore’s Warthog – indigenously known as the Broncho – vehicl...
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