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by RunningStrong
24 Jun 2019, 21:39
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 813
Views: 42574

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

It was said that the UK Boxer deal was partially to do with Australian movement on the programme.

Perhaps the WCSP replacement will be related to the Australian Land 400 Ajax-basrd IFV? Maybe it will get the CTA40 too?
by RunningStrong
29 May 2019, 22:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1236
Views: 60794

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

Lord Jim wrote:Please can we have some of these equipped with the CTA40 for our planned Boxers.
https://www.janes.com/article/88880/fei ... completion

Please, no. Even a RWS solution should be using sights that are atleast equivalent to what is used on AJAX, WCSP or CR2 LEP.
by RunningStrong
27 May 2019, 00:04
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 76761

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

As far as the Inquiry could establish the relevant drills were carried out correctly. Their was no drill to confirm the BVA was fitted. Failure to stow the charges correctly was both stupid and unnecessary but did not cause the accident, it did of course increase its severity. Fitment of the BVA is...
by RunningStrong
26 May 2019, 15:02
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 76761

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

To sum up. I would say crews not having their own dedicated tanks was an important contribtry factor in the accident. Hence the whole idea behind whole fleet managment and how its currently carried out is flawed. Icidently the report mentions technical problems I wonder if they may also at least in...
by RunningStrong
24 May 2019, 23:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 76761

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

I'm not sure how they can decide on the contract when the Competitions and Market Authority investigation doesn't conclude until the 13th June.
by RunningStrong
23 May 2019, 17:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)
Replies: 275
Views: 15621

Re: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)

The more I read in to the Boxer 155mm the more I do like it, it’s very mobile very fast well protected and surprisingly air transportable via a A400M, but I do have a few concerns with it in its current stage. A quick trawl of ThinkDefence and Wikipedia suggests that Boxer with 155 is too tall for ...
by RunningStrong
21 May 2019, 22:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)
Replies: 275
Views: 15621

Re: AS-90 Self-Propelled Gun (Army)

The Boxer 155mm variant is going down the route and could be spot on for us, but the current iteration has a low rate of fire from what I can find only at 6 RPM. I also suspect it’d be very pricey with the standard APC variant coming in at £4m+ so I can honestly see the 155mm variant clearing the £...
by RunningStrong
06 May 2019, 15:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 255
Views: 19771

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Between the Foxhound of 7 tonnes and the boxer of 38 tonnes, there must be vehicles of intermediate size. Boxer isn't 38 tonnes in base form, so everything over and above the supposed 24t baseload is Systems and appliqué armour. Same can probably be said of many platforms, and how you choose to tai...
by RunningStrong
05 May 2019, 23:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 255
Views: 19771

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Yes the Foxhound and other UPR platforms brought into the core can do many of the tasks the MRV(P) is destined to carry out, but pursuing the short term, up front savings will be cancelled out by the use of multiple platforms instead of one common one. We should use these existing vehicles in speci...
by RunningStrong
05 May 2019, 18:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 255
Views: 19771

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

AS to the 10t limit and air mobility, there is a danger here that people desire to forget the lessons of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, believing that the lessons regarding protection levels are not relevant to conventional operations and manoeuvre combat. Agreed. Mines will continue to be a hug...
by RunningStrong
30 Apr 2019, 21:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 76761

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Though a new FCS is desirable, I see no reason you would need a new FCS just from changing the gun. A certain amount of reprograming yes, a completely new system no. If only it was that simple. But it's not. You're likely talking a whole new firmware code development on what is already obsolete har...
by RunningStrong
30 Apr 2019, 06:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 76761

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Agreed, but the gun must be first. We will have enough CR2s hanging around to provide spares for a while so the current FCS can soldier on for a few more years, but then it must also be replaced. Both at the same time, great, but the whole programme is being done on a shoe string to the best of my ...
by RunningStrong
29 Apr 2019, 20:12
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 76761

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Agreed, but the gun must be first. We will have enough CR2s hanging around to provide spares for a while so the current FCS can soldier on for a few more years, but then it must also be replaced. Both at the same time, great, but the whole programme is being done on a shoe string to the best of my ...
by RunningStrong
22 Apr 2019, 21:06
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 76761

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Gap'ing the heavy armour capability so that we can ultimately invest a better solution? I certainly wasn't suggesting that. Recreating a lost capability would be expensive and time consuming. If the heavy Armour capability goes it is unlikely return short of a major war. What were you suggesting? I...
by RunningStrong
22 Apr 2019, 15:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 76761

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

I wouldn't count your chickens, or tanks in this case. Reducing to just 2 Regiments just makes it easier to bin them completely. You only have to look at what happened to the Harrier to see the way this is going. Gap'ing the heavy armour capability so that we can ultimately invest a better solution...
by RunningStrong
15 Apr 2019, 21:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 820
Views: 44419

Re: Section infantry weapons

Lord Jim wrote:They believe the current 5.56 ammo is capable of delivering precision fore out to 600m.

Nope. British army states a fire team can suppress at 600m, not an individual.
by RunningStrong
11 Apr 2019, 19:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 31067

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

I wasn't full aware of the potential of the Morpheus programme, and its ability to provide battlefield and other data across platforms and personnel. How far is it from being actually introduced? Is it part of the Ajax and Warrior CSP programmes? Or is it like so many programmes, moving at such a s...
by RunningStrong
10 Apr 2019, 21:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 31067

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

A piece of kit that should become standard on all our AFV is the fire direction sensor, and q personal version should be made available to each infantry section or even fire team. I agree, but unless you properly integrate with the current systems then all you're doing is adding an additional displ...
by RunningStrong
08 Apr 2019, 22:33
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 31067

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

After decades of under funding, with the lion's share of funding going to the hugely expensive highly complex programmes run by the Navy and Air Force, thins need to be re balanced. The vast majority of the Army's AFV fleet needs either replacing or major upgrades if the Army is to be fit for purpo...
by RunningStrong
06 Apr 2019, 00:07
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 31067

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

IT is therefore not a huge jump for them to integrate other systems into the Turrets the UK has chosen for the Ajax and Warrior CSP. But why not the other way? The AJAX platform is designed for growth and has a far more advanced and integrated system than the Warrior export turret. Why would you du...
by RunningStrong
05 Apr 2019, 07:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 31067

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Lord Jim wrote:Video from last year. We should have a serious look at the export turret for some of the Ajax/Warrior/Boxer.

Why?
by RunningStrong
26 Mar 2019, 18:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 255
Views: 19771

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

. Going down this route with foxhound would not only of giving the army a very capable platform ( IMO a better one ) but also built up a high skilled industry in the UK that has the potential for exports. We already have a skill base for manufacturing such vehicles. We built foxhound and UK-spec a ...
by RunningStrong
25 Mar 2019, 21:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 255
Views: 19771

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

I still prefer the foxhound family, not only British built but the types that are meant to be already there seem more flexible. It would also negate the cost of setting up a new surply chain and training. It may be trivial but the foxhound family just look more of a British style to me aswell :lol:...
by RunningStrong
25 Mar 2019, 06:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 31067

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

ArmChairCivvy wrote:Command & Ambulance?

Athena. But no ambulance.

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