Media playback is unsupported on your device

Army chief welcomes £1bn Warrior upgrade

A £1bn upgrade of the British army's Warrior armoured vehicles has been announced by the government.

The move was revealed by Prime Minister David Cameron and Defence Secretary Philip Hammond on a visit to defence firm Lockheed Martin UK in Bedford.

It is hoped the move will extend the service life of the military vehicles through to 2040 and beyond.

The head of the Army, Chief of the General Staff General Sir Peter Wall, welcomed the investment, saying that a lot of the systems on the fleet were "in urgent need of an upgrade".

  • 25 Oct 2011
Go to next video: Secret diary casts light on SAS origins