07 October 2021
by Tim Ripley
The Ajax reconnaissance car programme now has a full-time minder within the UK MoD. (Crown Copyright)
A senior UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) official has been drafted in to take over the working of the Ajax reconnaissance car programme in a bid to get the troubled undertaking again on monitor.
Details of David Marsh's appointment because the senior accountable officer, or SRO, for the Ajax programme have been posted on the ministry's web site on 5 October. Marsh takes over from Major General Simon Hamilton, who was additionally the British Army's director of assist.
According to his appointment letter, Marsh shall be working full-time on Ajax (or, as it's also recognized, the Armoured Cavalry undertaking), whereas his predecessor needed to mix that job with working the British Army's gear assist operation and being SRO for a number of different procurement initiatives.
Marsh is a 30-year veteran official within the MoD and is director of undertaking supply within the ministry. He had beforehand been deputy chief govt of the Defence Science and Technical Laboratory.
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