Britain orders £3.5 billion in armoured vehicles

A British soldier stands on top of an armoured vehicle in Camp Bastion, in Afghanistan's Helmand province, on June 29, 2013Made by the British arm of US defence company General Dynamics, the 589 Scout Specialist Vehicles have computer technology that will help with surveillance on battlefields, according to the defence ministry. Prime Minister David Cameron said the order showed the government is “ensuring Britain’s national security, staying at the forefront of the global race”.

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