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by sol
24 Jun 2024, 14:33
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 2641
Views: 781867
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Re: Australian Defence Force

First 27 of new Australian M1A2 SAPv3 tanks, soon to be delivered, are spotted in USA

https://x.com/ronkainen7k15/status/1804827838413160819
by sol
21 Jun 2024, 09:56
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6110
Views: 1837703
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Batman's F-35B image_1488707_20240620_ob_e79797_448266445-7659519347501132-47681585158.jpg Original source of image (with couple more) http://masm.over-blog.com/2024/06/lockheed-martin-f-35-lightning-ii-marine-fighter-attack-squadron-242-vmfa-242-giant-bats-sheme.html Jokes aside, for occasion of fi...
by sol
19 Jun 2024, 14:26
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Romania
Replies: 5
Views: 661
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Re: Romania

Romania will get 50 K9 155mm SPG and 30 K10 supply vehicle in contract worth $920 million

https://x.com/mason_8718/status/1803403720727937336
by sol
17 Jun 2024, 12:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 914
Views: 344186
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Looks very tidy, carrying 12 rockets vs the 6 on HIMARS is a big plus. I know the UK's official defence strategy is to focus its armour of the Nordics and Baltics, but if we are going to have a wheeled boxer mounting the RCH 155 what would be stopping the UK ordering this GMARS as well and having o...
by sol
17 Jun 2024, 10:28
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 914
Views: 344186
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Announced on LinkedIn that Rheinmetall and Lockheed Martin to show Global Mobile Artillery Rocket System (GMARS) at eurosatory 2024. https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2023/06/23/lockheed-rheinmetall-pair-up-to-build-europe-made-rocket-launcher/ And here it is https://x.com/RheinmetallAG/sta...
by sol
13 Jun 2024, 12:20
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Czech Republic / Czechia
Replies: 11
Views: 1423
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Re: Czech Republic / Czechia

Czech Republic is acquiring 61 Leo 2A8 tanks, and its support vehicle versions, with options for 16 more. Contract for 61 will cost 1.59 billion euros, additional 16 would increase this to 2.1 billion euros. https://x.com/Danny_elMayor/status/1800549707531649339 Order will include: Basic number (61)...
by sol
12 Jun 2024, 20:38
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Argentina
Replies: 262
Views: 21138
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Re: Argentina

None of these is operational since 2019 due lack of spare parts. As this was mostly due UK sanctions this might be resolved once those planes reach Europe but it is still questionable how many of them could be made operational (if any at all).
by sol
12 Jun 2024, 20:34
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: EU Combined Military Thread
Replies: 292
Views: 25047
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Re: EU Combined Military Thread

Leopard 2 A-RC 3.0 unmanned turret demonstrator

https://x.com/SolarMare/status/1800929079723802835
by sol
12 Jun 2024, 10:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2454
Views: 571420
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

One tiny little bit i think i can share is that thermal sleeves for the gun, as on french Jaguar and as seen on AJAX in Saudi Arabia are coming to whole fleet.
https://x.com/Gabriel64869839/status/18 ... 0079015192
by sol
11 Jun 2024, 16:06
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Italian Armed Forces
Replies: 940
Views: 74555
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Re: Italian Armed Forces

Seems like there are issues with Italian order of Leopard 2 tanks https://x.com/NichoConcu/status/1800256650152157254 https://x.com/NichoConcu/status/1800524699174371461 It is unknown what this will mean for program, but in worst case, Italy might consider some other options like Panther KF51 or som...
by sol
09 Jun 2024, 17:50
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 609
Views: 57814
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Re: German Armed Forces

The future artillery structure of Bundeswehr (article is in German)

https://www.hartpunkt.de/tiefer-einblic ... undeswehr/

Good summary

https://x.com/Danny_elMayor/status/1799826068242874768
by sol
04 Jun 2024, 09:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 914
Views: 344186
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

14 Archer have currently been obtained, but with the possibility of a further 10. I think word used is aspiration not possibility to get 10 more. 10 more would provide full regiment but it is questionable how and if it would be done. Thing is there are two ways to get more, either newly produced on...
by sol
01 Jun 2024, 21:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 776
Views: 220073
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Re: Ground Based Air Defence

If UK chose MOOG then maybe they could order couple of those equipped with XM813 30mm gun and stick it on infantry version of Boxer

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by sol
17 May 2024, 15:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6320
Views: 1947677
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

A TB-2/3 sized drone or Mojave at the max is probably the right scale. Ability to launch MQ-9B STOL version will require a really big ship. If there is a need for support, why would MRSS have to provide it, after all there are CVs for that or RAF could provide one of their Protectors or any other p...
by sol
16 May 2024, 15:44
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Romania
Replies: 5
Views: 661
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Re: Romania

K2 is being tested in Romania

by sol
15 May 2024, 21:15
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Argentina
Replies: 262
Views: 21138
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Re: Argentina

by sol
14 May 2024, 18:36
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: EU Combined Military Thread
Replies: 292
Views: 25047
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Re: EU Combined Military Thread

Maybe not the best choice where to post this but as we do not have dedicated CV90 thread ... https://twitter.com/ronkainen7k15/status/1790367286555254821 If it is significantly cheaper than standard MBT it could be a nice choice for those who wants to increase "tank" force but have limited...
by sol
13 May 2024, 20:38
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 609
Views: 57814
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Re: German Armed Forces

by sol
13 May 2024, 11:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 914
Views: 344186
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

RunningStrong wrote: 13 May 2024, 11:18 104 and 101, they're not airborne units!
I don't get this, no one suggested they are.
by sol
13 May 2024, 11:05
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 113
Views: 16377
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Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

Even with only 48 needed on the front line units would 8 for training and 12 spare = 68 be right way to go 60 to 70 would be my expectation, it could go lower but I do not think it would go higher than that. I might be wrong tho. I am still hopping that 104th would get similar treatment as 101st, a...
by sol
13 May 2024, 09:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 113
Views: 16377
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Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

I suspect at least 80 will be ordered. For just two regiments? My guess would be much lower. I am I right in thinking that each regt has 36 guns Nope, regiment has 24, so total of 48 needed for two regiments. Even with some for training and maybe some spare it is hard to see how UK could order as m...
by sol
11 May 2024, 21:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 113
Views: 16377
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Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

Timmymagic wrote: 11 May 2024, 17:26 I suspect at least 80 will be ordered.
For just two regiments? My guess would be much lower.
by sol
10 May 2024, 14:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 113
Views: 16377
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

*no public competition. I doubt there was any. This look more like political decision, as for quite some time there were rumours that UK and Germany were working together on getting SP gun and that they will use same system which would almost certainly mean one of those produced in Germany. I mean ...