The UK Ministry of Defence was alerted to problems with its Ajax armoured vehicle programme 11 months before it suspended trials over fears the vehicles were causing injuries to troops, a minister has admitted. Experts say the problems surrounding the Ajax are so serious the government should consider cancelling the £5.5bn deal to buy 589 of the vehicles, which are expected to increase battlefield surveillance using high-tech digital sensors, and replace them with a smaller alternative. The MoD ordered the vehicles from US contractor General Dynamics in 2014.
Northrop Grumman's (NOC) military-integrated bridge systems are widely used in U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, amphibious assault ships and submarines.
General Dynamics' (GD) DDG 51 ships are heavily relied upon by the U.S. Naval forces, as these are equipped with Lockheed Martin's Aegis naval Weapon System.