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Monday, 2 May 2016

Vikings amphibious all-terrain vehicles to reach full operational capability after 3.5 year journey

The UK Royal Navy’s fleet of amphibious all-terrain vehicles – Vikings – have reached full operational capability (FOC) after a 3.5 year journey. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced in September 2012 that 99 Viking vehicles, used extensively by the Royal Marines, would be regenerated under a new $54 (£37) million contract with BAE Systems.
Royal Marines from the Armoured Support Group Yeovil 'test drive' a Viking amphibious all-terrainvehicle onto HMS Bulwark via the ship's well dock (library image) [Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Martin Carney, Crown Copyright/MOD 2007]
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