The FV510 Warrior tracked vehicle family is a series of British armored vehicles, originally developed to replace the older FV430 series of armoured vehicles. The Warrior started life as the MCV-80 project that was first broached in the 1970's, with GKN Sankey/Defence winning the production contract in 1986 and production ended in 1995. GKN Defence was subsequently purchased by BAE Systems (via Alvis plc). A total of 789 FV510s and variants were manufactured for the British Army, and 254 of a modified version (named the Desert Warrior) were produced for the Kuwaiti Army. The FV510 is planned to be in service until 2035.