Lord Jim wrote: the Army will have 24 Infantry Battalions all of which would the at mounted in at least protected vehicles or in the case of the Para's partially equipped.
This is a reduction of five regular Battalions, though I would go further and have one battalion in each Motorised Brigade be composed of mainly reservists increase the reduction of Regular Infantry to eight
Qwerty wrote:Trials are not going smoothly.
Discussion better off in the correct thread.
Lord Jim wrote:Let us assume the Warrior programme(s) as dead with no further investment and so he Infantry have to make do for ne near future with what they have got.
Jon Hawkes, Associate Director, Jane's Land Warfare Platforms talks to the UK’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme Directors Lee Fellows (Lockheed Martin) and Marcus Bruton (DE&S) about the significantly transformed Warrior IFV, its new capabilities, the experiences of users to date and remaining plans and milestones for the programme.
Little J wrote:
Late 2011, according to google-fu.Lord Jim wrote:What I didn't like was that it will be at least another 18 months until the go ahead is going to begin the production phase assuming the next set of trail go smoothly. So it looking like the Armoured Infantry will not see the Warrior CSP until 2022 at the earliest. When did this programme start?!
Did anyone else think it a bit odd that the DE&S guy was very keen to distance himself from the Army and future development?
Or that the Lockheed guy was very specific about keeping to requirements.
£227 million over budget.
of £1.3 billion, to extend the vehicles' service by at least 15 years.
mr.fred wrote:£8m apiece for Puma, so you’d get three battalions
Lord Jim wrote:. AS for AFV manufacturing, well the UK has only really a final assembly capability unless n or more sites are dusted off and heavily invested in.
RunningStrong wrote:Several components are shared between AJAX and WCSP so there's a potential impact to those suppliers too.
ArmChairCivvy wrote:was just looking for a cost benchmark: old for new, or the other way round.
As long as they get the reliability right, I think it will be a good choice.
Lord Jim wrote: AS for AFV manufacturing, well the UK has only really a final assembly capability unless n or more sites are dusted off and heavily invested in.
Interesting, other than gun & sights?
- drive train still being an option(subject to keeping within the already upped cost envelope)
- I must say that I've lost sight of details as it has been going on for so long
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