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AJAX Reliability Growth Trials

AJAX Reliability Growth Trials [GDUK news release image]

AJAX Reliability Growth Trials (RGT) are being conducted at Bovington training area using the Armoured Trials and Development Unit (ATDU).

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GDUK News Release, Blackwood, 30 April 2024: AJAX Reliability Growth Trials (RGT) are being conducted at Bovington training area using the Armoured Trials and Development Unit (ATDU). The collaborative trials include soldiers serving in the ATDU AJAX Reliability Trials Team (ARTT) and General Dynamics Land Systems RGT team, which is made up of veterans with armoured vehicle experience and civilian personnel. Both teams are supported by Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S.)

The ARTT operate all six variants of the AJAX fleet during 48 hour Battlefield Missions (BFM). Each BFM has been designed to replicate a Mission that may exist as part of an operational deployment. General Dynamics’ personnel actively support the ARTT crew throughout the test period providing advice where necessary. Both teams also prepare the next series of test vehicles, conducting servicing tasks and supporting instrumentation requirements for BFM test vehicles. There are nine vehicles with up to five being tested at any one time. Each variant brings its own set of mission requirements with the crew needing different trades and training to safely and realistically operate the platforms.

The collaboration throughout the BFM activity provides a very broad range of experience that enhances the reliability of the vehicle through important and relevant data collection and exploitation. This data ultimately influences the final build standard, supporting production of a capable, digital, best-in-class, armoured reconnaissance and fighting platform.

AJAX Reliability Growth Trials [GDUK news release image]

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