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by RunningStrong
28 May 2022, 22:32
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 46
Views: 2255

Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

Personally I strongly believe that is we are to have a combination of heavy and light BCTs our new 155mm SP platform needs to be able to operate effectively with both. It needs to be tactically as mobile as possible as well as being able to move far greater distances under its own power and not nee...
by RunningStrong
26 May 2022, 13:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 162
Views: 58886

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Can a Chinook carry such a vehicle under slung? Why dose it need to be Air lifted by a Chinook What I see is this SP 105mm working with the Light mech / Motorized BCT's / BBG's as said a BBG with 1 x Cavalry Company = Jackal & Coyote 1 x Infantry Battalion = Foxhound & Bushmaster 1 x Artill...
by RunningStrong
26 May 2022, 07:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 46
Views: 2255

Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

ArmChairCivvy wrote: 25 May 2022, 21:02
RunningStrong wrote: 25 May 2022, 20:04 Do you expect us to be using MBT on open plains fighting offensively? 1980s doctrine...
You seem to have an obsession about open plains... did I mention any such?
So we need large tracked SPG to keep up with MBT doing what then? :lol:
by RunningStrong
25 May 2022, 20:04
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 46
Views: 2255

Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

What are the Heavy BCT "keeping up" with!? [1] We're not an invading force. We're not using these vehicles offensively[2] in any way, and we're certainly not going to be fighting an offensive battle on open plains in wherever land. If we're having 2 platforms, let's still have one gun.[3]...
by RunningStrong
24 May 2022, 22:59
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 46
Views: 2255

Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

should replace all AS-90, as it would be a bad to have two systems. Divisional fires on wheels... have them where needed. Plus rocketry with more range, but with less sustained weight of fire. Integral Heavy BCT fires on tracks; can keep up, and even w/o upgrade 'fit for purpose' So: good... and go...
by RunningStrong
23 May 2022, 20:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 162
Views: 58886

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Any chance of an M777 buy to replace the missing guns? Resurrection of LIMAWS(G)? BAE recently reported they might end production of M777 components at Barrow (which makes 30% of M777) if no more orders were forthcoming... No. It would require a complete re-equipping of the L118 units with upgraded...
by RunningStrong
23 May 2022, 15:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 960
Views: 278748

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

ArmChairCivvy wrote: 23 May 2022, 10:32 To keep the verb tenses congruent, I would be guessing(?) that you meant "at that time"
- if not, then I'm afraid I can't agree
I'm still not aware that BOXER has been given the approval to be an IFV.
by RunningStrong
22 May 2022, 21:17
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Starstreak Missile (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) (British Army & RN (RM))
Replies: 53
Views: 2560

Re: Starstreak Missile (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) (British Army & RN (RM))

The solution is really a turret on Boxer that utilises these and the trialed 40mm CT airburst round The French have put their AA turret on the back of a truck... so too big for dropping on top of a Boxer. Or using the open back "logs' version for mounting? Couple of observations. Trucks are ch...
by RunningStrong
22 May 2022, 21:11
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 123
Views: 44538

Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

We need cheap munitions for Army/Navy for shooting down cheap drones. From what I have read the Martlett is one of the cheaper missiles available to UK armed forces, so hopefuuly we will learn from the lessons and experience of Ukranians and use it ourselves in active service. We need to invest in ...
by RunningStrong
21 May 2022, 19:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 697
Views: 200125

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

ArmChairCivvy wrote: 21 May 2022, 16:08 A good thought... but how much of that 'unique' Rarden ammo is still there to be given, with them?
Latvians no doubt have stock and a source.
by RunningStrong
18 May 2022, 08:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1960
Views: 428180

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: 20170

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: 20170

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: 162
Views: 58886

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: 1960
Views: 428180

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: 20170

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: 1960
Views: 428180

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: 213
Views: 19703

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: 213
Views: 19703

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: 213
Views: 19703

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: 213
Views: 19703

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: 51
Views: 3792

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: 20170

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: 20170

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: 51
Views: 3792

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