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UK to Part With Pinzgauer Production

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Pinzgauer Vector(click to view full) In July 2006, “Britain Buying New Land Vehicles for Iraqi & Afghan Theaters” covered the UK’s ongoing acquisition of 3 up-armored vehicles: Force Protection’s v-hulled and mine-resistant Mastiff, Armor Holdings’ up-armored – but not mine-resistant – Pinzgauer Vector trucks, and BAE Systems’ tracked FV430 Mk3 armored personnel carrier. In May 2007, BAE’s $4+ billion acquisition of Armor Holdings brought the Pinzgauer vehicles into its corporate structure as well. In addition to the ongoing controversies concerning the Pinzgauers’ questionable protection against the #1 threat in theater, BAE Systems also had to deal with the vehicle’s fit into its overall land systems and wheeled vehicle strategy. It would appear that they have now found their answers, on both fronts… Their answer is to close the Pinzgauer 1 production lines at Guildford and Fareham, with the potential loss of up to 102 jobs. BAE Systems will begin consultation with the employee unions, and seek to redeploy people to other areas of the firm where possible. An outplacement support service will be established for the rest. Initial assembly of the final Pinzgauer 1/ Vector vehicles for the UK Ministry of Defence’s existing order will continue at Guildford and Fareham, […]

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