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Alvis Vickers

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Maker of armoured vehicles, of Telford and Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2002 Alvis group purchased Vickers Defence Systems and Vickers Bridging, making it the dominant UK maker of armoured vehicles[1]; formed the subsidiary Alvis Vickers Ltd

2004 BAE Systems acquired the 29 percent of Alvis owned by GKN and subsequently purchased the rest[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, August 03, 2002
  2. The Times, June 05, 2004