benny14 wrote:Given Australia plans to buy 211 vehicles for £2.82b / £2.36b, how does that match up to the UK apparently wanting to buy up to 800 vehicles for £3b
Gabriele wrote:Ajax is currently 6.2 billion including support, actually
Luke jones wrote:So 3 Billion or so for the two strike Brigades on Boxer
Luke jones wrote:Will the money get found to do them properly?Im saying no. No direct fire version, no turreted version, no ATGW.
Luke jones wrote:The only sensible option is to keep the 3AI brigades and convert nine battalions worth on to Warrior 2 and ABSV, theres 700 of the things kicking around all told.
Luke jones wrote:How much to upgrade a Warrior? 2mil? 4mil?
benny14 wrote:Also back when the PMRS variants were supposed to carry eight soldiers, rather than the current 4.
“Just need to add the automotive modifications and a few other changes”
Which of course has a proven track record of being cheap and easy...
could emerge as the quickest way to reconstitute the in-country manufacturing of the kit required.Lord Jim wrote:a ready made option available in the ASCOD II, we would just need to add the automotive modifications and a few other changes to the design to maximise commonality with the Ajax family.
Lord Jim wrote:Well it is pretty safe to say the automotive parts etc. are far from being simply a prototype, its called Ajax. We have a choice of two turrets, that developed for the Warrior improvement programme and that developed for Ajax. The ASCOD hull has been around for decades. I am not saying it is simply a case of cut and paste, but the ASCOD is a pretty good start IF we wanted to replace Warrior. My preference though is to convert the Armoured Infantry to Mechanised Infantry using the MIV with a 40mm CTA.
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