RunningStrong wrote: Ron5 wrote: RunningStrong wrote:
Unfortunately the British Bae dorks presented a bid that beat every single requirement and built at their own expense a fully operational vehicle including a turret that fired the 40mm CTA gun that could also be fitted to the Warrior.
Nope, they didn't! I know alot more about that turret, and to claim it was anything like TR7 is absurd. It was a demonstrator of the CT40 integration, not a systems integration.
BAE also didn't bid compliant or beyond.
There's video of it firing. All I am saying is that they built a working prototype which the other guys did not.
Do you think the fact BAE Systems are 50% owners of CTAi has anything to do with that... I'm not sure the other guys could or would have been granted access at that time.
And yes, a working prototype. Which is miles away from "fully operational" as you previously described.
To me "working" and "operational" mean the same thing. I guess that must mean something different in your line of business. I meant that LM had a pretty picture of what they wanted to do, Bae had a metal turret with a real gun that went bang and propelled shells at a target.
Perhaps you can confirm LM's proposal of reusing the Warrior turret on the WCSP program and rerouting the ammo supply outside of the turret?
As for Bae not supplying LM with guns, that is just a bunch of hooey. As I suspect you well know. The guns were and are government supplied. If LM wanted some, they would have asked the MoD.