Well, the Swedish DE&S tells us:RetroSicotte wrote:Can those turrets actually traverse?
Lord Jim wrote:Video from last year. We should have a serious look at the export turret for some of the Ajax/Warrior/Boxer.
Lord Jim wrote:Capabilities that have been allowed to perish when the attention was on Afghanistan or thought no longer needed as no substantial conventional threat existed, need to be reacquired and having a protected/under armour ATGW capability is one of them.
Ron5 wrote:Quick answer is that Boxer without some with a decent gun turret is going to get its ass handed to it.
Lord Jim wrote: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.
I guess with top attack (and the flight trajectory that goes with it) the ability of the target to hide behind obstructions is much diminished?Lord Jim wrote:with systems like Javelin once locked on and fired the gunners job is done.
ArmChairCivvy wrote: I guess with top attack (and the flight trajectory that goes with it) the ability of the target to hide behind obstructions is much diminished?
In no time at all we will end up with the need for multiple homing methods (as in a/c launched missiles) as there are many efforts on-going and focussed on ‘blinding’ adversaries' AFVs or low-flying helicopters by targeting photosensors in optical sighting systems either by obscuring sight at the target end or by variable frequency bands making interference impervious to filter systems at the other end.
mr.fred wrote:the Brimstone dual mode seeker has RF for fire and forget, and laser for accuracy.
Lord Jim wrote:I for one would not want to be in the open, on foot [...] trying to use a ATGW, when a 122mm MLRS barrage lands around my position and the shrapnel starts to fly.
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