Ajax Vehicles

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th June 2021.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has he made of the potential effect of the reduced 20mph speed limit for the Ajax armoured vehicles to travel safely on the (a) UK’s operational capabilities and (b) protection of UK Forces from drone warfare.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

In terms of the vehicle's speed, AJAX is capable of speeds up to 70KPH but an initial limitation of 30KPH was introduced as a control measure for newly qualified Household Cavalry Regiment crews. This is being reviewed and will likely be removed in July.

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