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by RunningStrong
18 May 2022, 08:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Or mount them in the back of a MAN modularised container at a fraction of the price. If Brimstone is launched NLOS from 20km away does it need to be on a boxer chassis. Then ground-launched Brimstone would need a significant increase in range because MAN trucks shouldn't be loitering that close to ...
by RunningStrong
16 May 2022, 13:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 20128

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

As I said, well trained on legacy Russian equipment, that can by design take a lot of punishment and abuse by its users. Using the same principals with western supplied kit is going to highlight any cases of poor practice and they will learn what should and should not be done. At least they will be...
by RunningStrong
15 May 2022, 20:07
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 20128

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

One thing the Ukrainians do have is well trained artillery crews, at least on thhe legacy Russian equipment and so would be quite happy using the simpler sighting systems, supported by hand held GPS and UAS data tp deliver accurate fire, probably more so than the Russians, who still seem wedded to ...
by RunningStrong
15 May 2022, 17:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 145
Views: 58197

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

In the meantime ather have made up their mind and have chosen one of the best option that the market has. The Belgian Army have ordered like the French did nine of the new CAESAR NG MK2 in 6X6 configuration https://mobile.twitter.com/top_force/status/1525357049009344512/photo/2 What's so good about...
by RunningStrong
15 May 2022, 09:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Given the fate of the Russian Battalion Tactical Group that was destroyed whilst trying to cross a relatively minor river, does anyone not see th need for the Ajax equipped Recce Regiments not having an integral Bridging capability through a Bridgelayer either on the Ajax chassis or on that of Boxe...
by RunningStrong
15 May 2022, 09:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 20128

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

It's the inertia navigation and GPS unit. The good ones are quite high on the ITAR list. There are usually lower grade ones but doubt they had enough immediately to hand. And unless you're in a GPS conflicted zone, then you can likely do fairly well with civvy GPS. I'm assuming they're leaving the U...
by RunningStrong
13 May 2022, 08:19
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Lord Jim wrote: 13 May 2022, 05:58 Whatever happened to that funky camo we saw a Challenger 2 in a while back?
That CR2 was a somewhat "unauthorised" modification so I'm guessing the cammo was just a generic urban digital cammo.
by RunningStrong
12 May 2022, 08:33
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 205
Views: 19134

Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

What is wrong with the current installation of a RWS in front of the Gunner's hatch? surely such an arrangement could be done with the Challenger 3, maybe even upping the gun to a M2 .50cal.? I think leaving the current new Commander's and Gunner's sights well alone is what should be done. It's a c...
by RunningStrong
11 May 2022, 21:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 205
Views: 19134

Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

But wouldn't be better if you keep can keep both commander sight and add RWS? At least that is what Leclere and Leo 2 are doing. Switching commander sight for RWS does not sound good to me. That depends on CONUSE. The fitment of a RWS on top of the CMDR sight will make the turret taller. Not a good...
by RunningStrong
11 May 2022, 20:01
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 205
Views: 19134

Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

I'd be surprised if it wasn't considered as a fitment option. The CR3 uses the same independent Commander's sight as AJAX, so the interface and swap for the Kongsberg unit should be relatively straightforward and understood technically. But wouldn't that mean that Commander sight would also be remo...
by RunningStrong
11 May 2022, 14:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 205
Views: 19134

Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Question for all who has any info is the adoption of a RWS even considered on the Challenger 3 MBT here for comparison the FN Herstal RWS who will be adopted in the future Leclere XLR of the French Army ??? https://mobile.twitter.com/ForcesOperation/status/1517143886811975682/photo/2 I'd be surpris...
by RunningStrong
09 May 2022, 23:41
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 46
Views: 3360

Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

Two different things one is the purchase of helicopters the other is the provision of a crewed helicopter service. Or are we proposing that a contractor take over flying the pumas and their replacement? Hardly different when the requirement is clearly within scope of an in-service or future airfram...
by RunningStrong
09 May 2022, 21:41
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 20128

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

I have a question for everybody hwo has any knowledge if the situation of the war in Ukraine makes a priority to restart the production of the M777 howitzer is the Bae Systems factory in capacity to respond to the new situation or even the M777 howitzer is now under the banner of the RBLS partnersh...
by RunningStrong
09 May 2022, 17:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 20128

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

I have a question for everybody hwo has any knowledge if the situation of the war in Ukraine makes a priority to restart the production of the M777 howitzer is the Bae Systems factory in capacity to respond to the new situation or even the M777 howitzer is now under the banner of the RBLS partnersh...
by RunningStrong
09 May 2022, 09:39
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 46
Views: 3360

Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

Surely the Navy looking to replace Dauphin should be getting involved in this programme as well to ensure value for money and capability?

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... pport-unit
by RunningStrong
08 May 2022, 14:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Tempest414 wrote: 08 May 2022, 10:03 Storey of two programs the army is not happy with Ajax and could still bin it where they seem to be in a good place with Boxer with 600+ on order over two lots and now in talks for 400 more in lot 3 to make it 1000
Sorry, remind me when the FRES UV Trials of Truth were, and who won? ;)
by RunningStrong
08 May 2022, 03:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

In many cases it is simple same vehicle different role with very minor changes. An example might be stowage racks for Javelin in the Area allocated to the Anti-Tank Squadron. They could also allocate a vehicle for MANPADS, simple stowing Starstreak/LMM rounds together with a couple of control units...
by RunningStrong
07 May 2022, 20:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Yeah I read that as all AJAX variants will fill the various roles.
by RunningStrong
07 May 2022, 08:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 145
Views: 58197

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

For larger formations operating in areas previously seen as the domain of the Royal Marines, for conventions fighting I see the need for one of the Army's planned Light BCTs to be tailored to operations in this area. Being a light BCT does not mean its artillery support needs to be so. Ideally if t...
by RunningStrong
06 May 2022, 19:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 145
Views: 58197

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

1 x Battery of 3 guns with 3 x Bushmaster dual cabs for gun limbers 3 x Bushmaster utility for supply and 1 Bushmaster C&C 3 gun battery is too small, especially if you want to have only one gun battery per regiment. Also Bushmaster is too heavy to be lifted by Chinook. It would require lighter...
by RunningStrong
06 May 2022, 14:57
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 145
Views: 58197

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Tempest414 wrote: 06 May 2022, 12:08 That was what I was saying I would happy for the Heavy and Light Mech infantry battalions to have self propelled 120mm mortar systems based on Boxer , Bushmaster & Viking
Apologies, I misread and crossed wires with the earlier discussion on 120mm mortar replacing L118.

I agree with you.
by RunningStrong
06 May 2022, 11:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 145
Views: 58197

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

For me I would like to see the 105mm remain back up by a ground launched Brimstone allowing a Light Artillery support group to be made up of I think a light Anti-armour/overwatch launch platform has to become part of the relevant brigade force for sure. Ideally a system that is shared across a medi...
by RunningStrong
06 May 2022, 09:41
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 145
Views: 58197

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

A 120mm Mortar is far lighter then the Light Gun and far quicker to bring into and out of action, especially if you use a "Cradle" for transport if towing it. Depends which one you're looking at. If you take the MO 120 RT, that's 1.4t vs 1.8t for the light gun, so hardly vastly different ...
by RunningStrong
05 May 2022, 18:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 145
Views: 58197

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

The key problem is what will replace the L118 in the FCF and 16AA If we look at the L118 and M777 we see the the M777 is twice the weight of the L118 and offers 6 Km more range and 10 with bass bleed however movement around the battlefield of the gun and ammo will also be twice as hard and take twi...
by RunningStrong
04 May 2022, 13:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 205
Views: 19134

Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Wonder how many shared components we're seeing with AJAX?