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by riksavage
26 Jul 2016, 05:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warthog All Terrain Tracked Carrier (ATTC) (British Army)
Replies: 31
Views: 22461
Location: Singapore

Re: Warthog (ATTC) (Army)

They should send the the Warthogs lock, stock and barrel to the Falklands and transfer them to the garrison ORBAT. Enough to support a platoon+ move, the remainder kept in storage as replacement/spares. Ideal bit of kit for the environment.
by riksavage
22 Jun 2016, 11:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1106
Views: 291378
Location: Singapore

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (Army)

What we really need is to speed up the MIV programme, build a version with either the Warrior or Ajax Turret and give the Ajax back to the Armoured Brigades. If we are careful we could equip the first Strike Brigade solely with an off the shelf 8x8 for around £800m, including all the variants often...
by riksavage
11 Nov 2015, 05:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1987
Views: 468649
Location: Singapore

Re: Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

UK should stick SPIKE LR on an AJAX chassis to compliment CR2/AJAX 40MM until a CR2 replacement is identified. At least then the UK will have some stand-off capability in the event we see another conflict where heavy armour is not required (A-Stan for example). Isn't SPIKE LR already used by the UK ...
by riksavage
08 Oct 2015, 09:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 198
Views: 81562
Location: Singapore

Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (UCAV) (RAF)

Confirmation the Protector UAV will be a Predator B or MQ-9 Reaper Batch 5 derivative according to FLIGHT GLOBAL.

In service date of 2020 means the sonar buoy option would be available.
by riksavage
04 Oct 2015, 02:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 198
Views: 81562
Location: Singapore

Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (UCAV) (RAF)

The UK PM made references to a new drone called: Protector (not the unmanned water vehicle offering). Is this the upgraded Reaper with extended wings, external fuel tanks and improved landing gear? Flight duration improved to 70hrs +. Existing Reapers can be upgraded apparently and additional versio...
by riksavage
30 Sep 2015, 04:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 885
Views: 212815
Location: Singapore

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (Army)

Don't command vehicles have an additional communications fit and dummy main gun? Look the same on the battlefield, but the internal arrangement is better suited to command and control.
by riksavage
17 Sep 2015, 07:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1846
Views: 440079
Location: Singapore

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

VBCI failed the first selection, the one proposed is the MKII version
by riksavage
09 Sep 2015, 05:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Javelin Anti-Tank Missile (British Army)
Replies: 48
Views: 23304
Location: Singapore

Re: Javelin Missile (Army)

All they've done is hitched a trailer to the rear section, can't be that difficult!
by riksavage
10 Jul 2015, 06:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1106
Views: 291378
Location: Singapore

Re: Scout SV Armoured Vehicle Variants (Army)

Another recent development of note is the sudden influx of new advanced Russian armour and AFV's, all of which will be offered up in the international market to help fund the programme. I for one am very glad the UK/French opted for 40mm cased ammunition, the marked improvement in range and penetrat...
by riksavage
07 Jul 2015, 04:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1106
Views: 291378
Location: Singapore

Re: Scout SV Armoured Vehicle Variants (Army)

The expense of making Scout SV amphibious is not worth the extra cost. UK military doctrine does not advocate an amphibious landing against a fortified beachhead (Falklands for example, hence no direct attack against Stanley). Viking II can swim ashore to an uncontested beachhead from the Albion's t...

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