Lord Jim wrote:as they are currently laid out the Strike Brigade(s)
well, the SEG provides a nice smoke screen (being embryonic) and we don't exactly know... as some very essential hardware is missing
Lord Jim wrote: Until the first Battalion is formed and this together with the Trials unit get there hand on the vehicles
They could borrow some, the nearest "equal" so to say, to be used as proxies.
- the birth history for AMV is that 2 BTR-90s were bought for trials, as a benchmark
- then the domestic supplier was told: "you guys better come up with something better, as otherwise we will by loadsa of these "good enough" vehicles"
Lord Jim wrote:Their are also studies underway to equip the Armoured Infantry with Boxer also and to use the it instead of the 6x6 variant of the MIV in many of the latter's planned roles.
- very interesting
- after the decision on the US vehicle for the lighter variant, the 6x6 being a distinctive model (as opposed to a "version") has been logically in conflict with the whole broader drive of the initiative
: to do away with the hickelty pickelty nature of the protected fleet (excl. of those that are meant to be "direct fire combatants")
Lord Jim wrote:the blame must be spread far and wide.
... major exercises have been held