Ajax Vehicles: ICT

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) Central Processing Unit, (b) Graphic Processing Unit and (c) storage technology is being used on the AJAX Armoured Fighting Vehicle; and when that technology was purchased.

Answered on

6 January 2022

The Ajax Electronic Architecture is a distributed multi-processor system, with a variety of component suppliers. Ajax has an Intel Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Xilinx Graphic Processing Unit (GPU). The storage technology is solid state and designed to protect sensitive data stored on the system.

It is the responsibility of General Dynamics as the prime contractor to deliver vehicles that meet the Ministry of Defence’s requirements, including the associated technology. The processor and storage architectures are designed to be scalable and have built-in growth capability. The CPU/GPU/storage technology was purchased progressively from 2015 to 2020 to meet contracted requirements and future growth capacity.

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