The British army has 30 years of constant cock-ups on AFV procurement. IIRC it was over ten years ago that I added up published figures for spending on not buying AFVs in the previous decade & a bit & got to over a billion quid, & that was an incomplete tally. And then it went for an 'off the shelf' option which required an almost complete redesign & building a new factory, at enormous expense, with negligible prospects of exports. What could possibly go wrong?Ajax going from bad to worse in the UK with real concerns on the project future….
The British Army has spent £3.2 billion on its Ajax family of vehicles, but as major problems beset the programme and its role in the force remains poorly defined, the Army faces a stark choice between doubling down or moving on.rusi.org
JUST BUY SOMETHING THAT WORKS! Do not try to reinvent wheels.