UK Agrees on Defence Contracts Before Election Campaign Starts

Prior to the announcement of the general election on the 6th April, the British Government has reportedly signed or agreed to at least nine key defence contracts, valued at more than $3.8 billion. The British Army gets the ASCOD2 vehicle to meet the FRES-SV light armoured scout vehicle requirement and the Fire Shadow loitering munition, which is due to be operational in-theatre in 2012. The Royal Air Force will receive three Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft to replace its Nimrod R.1s...
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