Defence Committee

Mechanised Infantry Vehicle Procurement inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Oral evidence session concluded.

Scope of the inquiry

On 31 March, the Ministry of Defence announced that the UK would re-join the Boxer programme and explore options to equip the Army with the 8x8 troop carriers to modernise its vehicle fleet and meet the Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle requirement.

The Committee is holding a one-off evidence session with representatives of the ARTEC Joint Venture, manufacturers of Boxer, and Guto Bebb MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, and senior British Army officers, to examine the procurement process for the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle.

Latest evidence

  • 24 Apr 2018 - Mechanised Infantry Vehicle Procurement - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF261 KB) HC 958 | Published 10 May 2018

    Evidence given by Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC, Peter Hardisty, Managing Director, Rheinmetall Defence UK, and Craig Priday, Managing Director, Pearson Engineering; Guto Bebb MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, Lieutenant General Paul Jaques CBE, Chief of Materiel (Land) and Quartermaster General, and Major General Christopher Tickell, Director General Capability, British Army, MoD (at 3.15pm).

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