Lord Jim wrote: a requirement the South African identified to support their Ratel formations when conducting long rang operations
Lord Jim wrote: and "Strike" (I will call them Motorised form now on)
Lord Jim wrote:Purely from my point of view the MIV/Boxer in the Mechanised Regiments would be fitted out with an unmanned turret equipped with a CTA40 and two or more Javelin ATGW and be wheeled IFVs. Those in the Motorised Regiments would have a RWS instead fitted with a M2 12.7mm HMG and be classed as APCs.
mr.fred wrote:Doesn't really matter how other countries call it. British terminology for British units. If you were addressing German units, I'd expect Panzer Grenadiers, the US; mechanised.
Lord Jim wrote: Armoured Infantry seems to be a British Term for formations other nations refer to as Mechanised. But then the Germans call their equivalent Tank Grenadiers so there appears to be little or no convention
Lord Jim wrote:German Jaegers were the rifle armed specialist light Infantry during the 18th and 19th centuries, equivalent of our 95th Rifles
mr.fred wrote:Thing is, making brigade responsible puts an additional and different task on a command group who should be focusing on the operation. It would also change your “building block” from the battalion to the brigade, as you would not be able to separate the support hq staff.
Lord Jim wrote:demonstration phase would continue through to 2022[...]The initial cost to the UK for the 500 vehicles would be around EUR2Bn
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