News and Press Releases

 
ALVIS RESTRUCTURES IN UK AND NORWAY  
29 Jan 04 Alvis plc announces a restructuring of operations at the Telford factory of its UK subsidiary, Alvis Vickers Ltd, and the closure of its Norwegian subsidiary, Alvis Moelv AS.  
£140M MOD VEHICLE CONTRACT FOR ALVIS VICKERS  
06 Nov 03

Alvis Vickers Limited has today been awarded a prime contract for the Future Command and Liaison Vehicle (FCLV) project by the UK Ministry of Defence. This contract is valued at approximately £140m (excluding VAT) for the supply of 401 Alvis Vickers MLV vehicles, and includes options for up to 400 additional vehicles. The total value of the project is likely to be enhanced significantly by the support arrangements, the details of which have not yet been finalised. The contract award follows the earlier selection of Alvis Vickers as preferred bidder for the project, announced on 17th July.

 
CHIEF OF DEFENCE PROCUREMENT VISITS TELFORD, LEEDS AND NEWCASTLE SITES OF ALVIS VICKERS  
17 Oct 03 Yesterday Alvis Vickers was pleased to host Sir Peter Spencer, the Chief of Defence Procurement and Chief Executive of the Defence Procurement Agency of the MoD, at all three Alvis Vickers sites in the UK. Sir Peter Spencer travelled by road and air to Telford, Leeds and Newcastle. The visit was the first Sir Peter has made to the Alvis Vickers sites since his appointment earlier this year.  
MAJOR GENERAL GILCHRIST VISITS NEW LEEDS SITE OF ALVIS VICKERS  
01 Oct 03

Alvis Vickers today welcomed Major General Peter Gilchrist, Master General of the Ordnance and Executive Director 2 at the United Kingdom’s Defence Procurement Agency to the new Alvis Vickers site at Leeds Valley Park.

 
ALVIS VICKERS EXHIBITS CHALLENGER 2E AT DSEI  
09 Sep 03 Alvis Vickers will be exhibiting the Challenger 2E at DSEi. Challenger 2E is an enhanced version of the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank, currently in service with the British Army and the Royal Army of Oman, and has already undergone extensive overseas trials.  
ALVIS VICKERS HIGHLIGHTS FRES AT DSEI  
09 Sep 03 At DSEi 2003, Alvis Vickers is devoting around 100 square metres of its exhibition space to an impressive display showing how the company, together with its main partners, can meet the key User Requirements for the proposed Future Rapid Effect System (FRES).  
ALVIS VICKERS DISPLAY SHOWS MLV AT DSEI FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SELECTION FOR FCLV IN JULY  
09 Sep 03 At DSEi, Alvis Vickers will be showing the winner of the Future Command and Liaison Vehicle (FCLV) programme, the Alvis-Iveco Multipurpose Light Vehicle (MLV) – a light armoured 4x4 vehicle, which is highly mobile and provides protection against mines and small arms fire.  
ALVIS VICKERS DISPLAY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING APPROACH TO COMPLEX PLATFORMS AT DSEI 2003  
09 Sep 03 To demonstrate its advanced systems engineering capability Alvis Vickers will be displaying the Challenger 2E and the Challenger 2E crew station simulator at DSEi 2003. Visitors to the Alvis stand will be able to experience for themselves the seamless integration of highly complex subsystems into one of the world’s most formidable fighting machines.  
PURCHASE BY BAE SYSTEMS OF GKN’S 28.95% STAKE IN ALVIS  
22 Aug 03 Alvis plc notes the announcement by BAE Systems plc of its agreement with GKN plc to purchase a 28.95% stake in Alvis.