The British Ministry of Defense announced this week that it has officially launched consultations with a view to a call for tenders to acquire 800 8 × 8 infantry fighting vehicles. 5 manufacturers were consulted, including Nexter, which offers the VBCI 2, which has just achieved significant success in Qatar. The armored vehicles offered will be evaluated during a test campaign to be held this summer, for entry into service in early 2020. As for France, the British army plans to use its VCI in coordination with a light tank, Ajax, and a multipurpose personnel carrier, the Mastiff.
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