Soldiers go deaf: the British army wants to abandon the noisy Ajax tanks
The British military may abandon the use of light tanks “Ajax” in connection with complaints from crew members about the deterioration of health during the test, writes the tabloid The Daily Mail.
According to the newspaper, doctors advised 310 soldiers to seek medical help after maneuvers due to injuries sustained from engine noise and vibration.
Tests of tanks were suspended at the beginning of the year, but recently it was decided to resume them. This happened after the manufacturer General Dynamics provided testers.
According to British Deputy Secretary of Defense Jeremy Queen, the servicemen from this tank lose their hearing, they begin to have joint pains. “We will not accept the initial operational capabilities of the tanks until we have a clear solution to the noise and vibration issues,” Quinn said.
We add that at present 26 of 589 Ajax have been delivered to the British army, the project cost the treasury 3.5 billion pounds, the total cost of the program is 5.5 billion pounds.
Earlier it was reported that the Americans left thousands of pieces of military equipment in Afghanistan. The US has “armed” the Islamic republic with $ 85 billion. MIR 24 found out why it turned out to be even more expensive to export this arsenal than to simply write it off.