Lord Jim wrote: I would like us to follow the US Army though and issue shoulder launched Starstreak at Platoon level and have pedestal (3 rounds) allocated to head Quarters and support units.
Lord Jim wrote:I am now looking at the GM Eagle in both its 4x4 and 6x6 versions as the best option for the whole MRV(P) requirement. I think the JLTV is too big and too specialised, really being aimed at past requirement raised during the was in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Eagle seems a much more suitable platform and quite a few other countries seem to agree.
Lord Jim wrote:Is the Eagle V the 4x4 or the 6x6 variant?
Are you sure of the price differential between the Boxer CVR and the Jaguar CVR. I know the former is better protected and has greater mobility and load carrying capacity with the option of six dismounts but four times the price seems a bit strange given the amount of high end equipment on the Jaguar and this is where the majority of costs arise from?
But if those prices are correct then we should equip the two Light BCTs with both Jaguar and Griffin and scrap the MRV(P) as it currently stands. This also uses up some of the remaining CTA 40mm auto cannons
Then we just have to buy some Light Utility Vehicles, like those the US Army is purchasing for its Light Infantry, able to carry six Infantrymen, and that can be transported inside of Chinook along with more UGVs to allow 16AA BCT to be more mobile when not being ferried around by Helicopter, especially when it comes to their heavy weapons.
Lord Jim wrote: Alternatively there is Rheinmetall's Sky Ranger turret mounting a 35mm revolver type auto cannon.
Ron5 wrote:Recently RM announced a 30mm Skyranger turret that seems to be more Boxer sized.
SW1 wrote:As for the light brigade combat teams there very like the US infantry brigade combat teams. The US appear to be dealing with a similar issue to us in that it’s unlikely infantry on foot have much mobility or relevance on a future battlefield and as such are looking at a variety of light vehicles to put them in.
At least here we have it would appear something in mind in that we’re told one will already be equipped with jacket and foxhound to form a light mechanised brigade hopefully the second brigade will follow along similar lines.
The Armchair Soldier wrote:Merging this topic into the one for Boxer as it mostly relates to it.
Tempest414 wrote:SW1 wrote:I’d be hoping that the mrvp program is more future variants of foxhound and jackal.
I have to say I would like to see a 6X6 Foxhound with 8 dismounts and a RWS
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