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by Andy-M
15 Jun 2020, 14:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 937
Views: 145035
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

General Dynamics’ AJAX production team in Merthyr Tydfil has completed production of the first UK fully-assembled, integrated and tested Ajax family armoured vehicle, video in twitter link.

https://defpost.com/general-dynamics-co ... y-vehicle/
by Andy-M
02 May 2020, 19:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 937
Views: 145035
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Just saw this on ARRSE, looks like they're finally appearing.

by Andy-M
24 Jan 2020, 09:39
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 880
Views: 140032
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

.338 Norma Magnum, not the Lapua. I can't see them replacing anything till the Americans decide what to do, could be expensive if they have to go over to the new calibre before the new weapons have even filtered through, I suppose in five years time they might be thinking the Yanks will have sorted ...
by Andy-M
16 Jan 2020, 13:35
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 351
Views: 75291
Location: United Kingdom

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

Quite right. I believe the driver for the choice will be the need for a protected ambulance. Secondary is a troop transport that does not cost an arm and a leg (money terms!) - for the latter the new Finnish Sisu sets a cost benchmark (half a mln), but is too low in the back for ambulance use, so n...
by Andy-M
16 Jan 2020, 09:06
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 371
Views: 80575
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

The original Brimstone had the same airframe as Hellfire so the same range, about 10-12 km from a helo. It's only with Brimstone 2 that the range increased. The manufacturer claims it's been doubled. That version has only been available for a couple of years and I don't think anyone has acquired it...
by Andy-M
24 Sep 2019, 09:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 314
Views: 85065
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

"about as sophisticated as K-9", good point, so why not buy K9 then ? It will be 40% cheaper and maybe 30% when fully automated. Err, at the boot straps level it is British: the suspension has been licensed from the AS90 design ( the origins of it) why not go a step further and buy the Po...
by Andy-M
16 Sep 2019, 20:35
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 314
Views: 85065
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

If Boxer is chosen could the module be adapted to also be mounted on a Ajax frame to allow higher levels of armour. KMW Donar was the first vehicle designed with the 155mm Turret, it's based on the GDELS ASCOD 2 https://www.kmweg.com/home/artillery/autonomous-howitzer/donar/product-information.html
by Andy-M
11 Sep 2019, 17:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 880
Views: 140032
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

ArmChairCivvy wrote:
Andy-M wrote:Are you sure you don't mean Sweden?

Their 6.5? Universal caliber - the holy grail - that was done away with, a while back?


thought you meant the Ksp 58 DF, about half way down this link, they shortened the FN MAG.

http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/u ... /ksp58.htm
by Andy-M
11 Sep 2019, 09:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 880
Views: 140032
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

jimthelad wrote:totally agree, but if we could lose the 1.5kg the Finns seem to have done then perfection becomes deified!!!!


Are you sure you don't mean Sweden?
by Andy-M
29 May 2017, 21:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11752
Views: 1484791
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I haven't seen this link posted, so here goes, very high res versions of the photos posted in the last 2 or 3 pages, plus one extra.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/picture ... eady-sail/
by Andy-M
31 Jan 2017, 21:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11752
Views: 1484791
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

“Series Of Technical Issues” Behind HMS Queen Elizabeth Delays

http://forces.tv/90691472
by Andy-M
15 Jan 2017, 10:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Trials and Development Units.
Replies: 17
Views: 8420
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Trials and Development Units.

May be , with better sensors/ 360-view, the time is now to repeat this (Swedish) concept with a 120mm gun (130; the new Rhenmetall piece?) using a Ch2 hull and drivetrain (even power should be OK, with weight going down): http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lbswAiIUNQE/U9aM02A_lpI/AAAAAAAABCk/exgPax1Rd7s/s16...
by Andy-M
12 Aug 2016, 23:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 379
Views: 65236
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

ArmChairCivvy wrote:That .ru page buggered up my PC so well that a reboot was required...

I wonder what else came with it?


damn, I had two to choose from and picked that one, worryingly my security didn't pick anything up, looks like a system scan will be required. :oops:
by Andy-M
12 Aug 2016, 18:47
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 379
Views: 65236
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

Thales Rapidfire can be equipped with six Starstreak, or even Thales LMM, 40mm CTA Cannon firing airburst and six LMM would be enough for any drone.

http://s019.radikal.ru/i604/1309/80/5e221ef70f4d.jpg
by Andy-M
31 Jul 2016, 21:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1222
Views: 182575
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN)

Please justify the statement that the T45 is the most advanced BMD platform in the world. Well, I read both articles and one said they're the most modern AAW ships in the World, can you quote the bit that says they're the most advanced? Semantics, yes, but it could read differently however you want...
by Andy-M
14 Jul 2016, 16:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 371
Views: 80575
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (Army Air Corps)

Brimstone 2 has begun trials on Apache, on the AH-64E and not the Westland version.

http://www.janes.com/article/62277/farn ... che-trials
by Andy-M
10 Apr 2016, 09:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: CT40 Case Telescoped Weapon System
Replies: 20
Views: 4286
Location: United Kingdom

Re: CT40 Case Telescoped Weapon System

There also seems to be some contraption with substantial weights on it holding the vehicle in one place, obviously they didn't want the vehicle to move. Also there's a green bit of metal attached to the barrel off of the contraption, which may be stopping the recoil dead, judging by the amount of wi...
by Andy-M
25 Nov 2015, 10:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4085
Views: 483720
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK's Future T26 Frigate.

Gabriele wrote:
Have the latest ones been built to 'civvy standards'?


The QE class has much civilian inside of her.


So you think they'll have just a 20 year life span like HMS Ocean? It's just been announced it's being scrapped by the way, don't know if you've heard.

http://forces.tv/64892168
by Andy-M
25 Nov 2015, 09:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4085
Views: 483720
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK's Future T26 Frigate.

Italian ships are cheaper because they are not built to the same standards of survivability as the UK & US. Whoever says that is telling bullshit stories. The only ship more survivable than italian ones (which, with the exception of the old "Santi" class LPDs are all built according t...

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