…stupid. What an utterly stupid, facile report. FRES is a totally different concept, intended to enable expeditionary forces to put armour rapidly into theatre. The vehicles, as originally conceived, are not designed for and nor are they suitable for counter-insurgency operation. They are not up-armoured Land Rovers and could never be a replacement for "Snatches".
What a total waste of time and space these MPs really are - I will comment on their work in detail when I have had my bacon buttie and read the papers.
Needless to say, the ignorant hacks have fallen for it, hook line and sinker. Here are tasters from The Daily Mail, the BBC and The Sun.