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by sol
27 Feb 2024, 21:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2787
Views: 711278
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Fourth Boxer prototype delivered

by sol
27 Feb 2024, 13:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 434
Views: 47424
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Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

So second phase of NMH officially started today. Seems like it ... ... will be bought largely off the shelf, with UK bespoke modifications keep to an absolute minimum. ... and H145 for Cyprus and Brunei will not impact total number of new helicopters required to replace Puma https://twitter.com/Gare...
by sol
25 Feb 2024, 20:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396579
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote: 25 Feb 2024, 19:58Seven jets?
Edit: Yup, it is 7, I don't know how I completely missing the one in the middle. Some media channels are saying that 8 F-35 are embarked, I couldn't find any official statement which would confirm that or give any other number at all.
by sol
24 Feb 2024, 22:06
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Italian Armed Forces
Replies: 938
Views: 60382
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Re: Italian Armed Forces

Italian government approved program for procurement of 132 Leopard 2A8 tanks and 140 other vehicles based on Leopard 2 chassis. Total value of program is some 8.246 billion euros

by sol
20 Feb 2024, 15:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1777
Views: 181444
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

I'll be surprised if they all go out of service by then. Well Warrior still might be there after 2030, considering that the last of 623 Boxers are expected to be delivered only by 2032, and there is still not enough infantry version of it to equip all 5 battalions. And I would not be surprised if t...
by sol
20 Feb 2024, 09:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1777
Views: 181444
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

List of vehicles expected to be removed from service by 2030 AS90 Stormer Warrior 105mm light gun BV206 Mastiff Ridgback Wolfhound Beach Recovery Vehicle Heavy Equipment Transporter Foxhound Protected Patrol Vehicle Jackal Coyote Pinzgauer Landrover (including WMIK/RWMIK variants) Quad bike Wheeled ...
by sol
14 Feb 2024, 08:28
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 349
Views: 64170
Bosnia & Herzegovina

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

CR3 of to Germany for firing testing

by sol
09 Feb 2024, 08:54
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 2085
Views: 107853
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Re: USA Armed Forces

US cancel FARA projects The reason for ending FARA, Army leaders told a small group of reporters ahead of the announcement, is a reflection of what war looks like in the modern era. “We absolutely are paying attention [to world events] and adjusting, because we could go to war tonight, this weekend,...
by sol
08 Feb 2024, 19:07
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1718398
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

new guy wrote: 08 Feb 2024, 18:37 What is HAS?
Hardened aircraft shelter.
by sol
07 Feb 2024, 21:03
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1718398
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Just out of sheer curiosity, if there were to be enough 'extra' F35's to justify it, which previous but currently non-active airfield is still close enough to being operational to be worth reactivating? Any of them? Maybe none of them? (Though I guess that if Trump does win a second term then the f...
by sol
07 Feb 2024, 20:53
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1718398
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

From all news I could find Spain is not going for F-35, but will stick with EFs until NGF arrive. Not sure what they are going to do with their Harriers, as realistically F-35B is the only option for replacement. Unless of course Spain decide to retire fixed wing aircraft from the Navy and go with s...
by sol
05 Feb 2024, 23:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396579
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

We didn’t sail around with dozens of jets on carriers after the Falklands either Yes, but not because it was a the RN choice, isn't it, as new carriers were to small to have larger air group. But that was a minimum what they could get from government at that time, but not what they actually wanted.
by sol
05 Feb 2024, 21:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396579
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If you had 4 smaller ships each with a crew around 450 you have roughly the same as that being consumed by the 2 we currently have. 3 smaller ships maybe ... 4 no chance. Cavour has crew of 486, compared to 679 of QE class (no counting air group personal), which means difference is less than 200. S...
by sol
05 Feb 2024, 12:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 193
Views: 61382
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

I'm curious about the 8x8, what configuration would it be? 2 axles front, 2 axles back... Or did they just bolt on an extra axle, on the back of the extra axle on the Coyote My guess would be latter An 8x8? Would that improve load sufficiently to make LIMAWS (Gun & Rocket) a practical reality (...
by sol
03 Feb 2024, 10:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 861
Views: 291351
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Archer is process of clearing for transport via C-17



According to Gabriel, apparently original Archer does not fit into A400, but he don't know if version mounted on MAN maybe can do it.
by sol
01 Feb 2024, 19:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 193
Views: 61382
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Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

by sol
01 Feb 2024, 13:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2417
Views: 520540
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Sorry Sol, maybe I did not put enough emphasis on "was" - I meant during the timeframe up to when the Warrior life-extension/improvement project was eventually decided upon. A current IFV version does indeed not exist, but it was developed from IFVs which were/are in service with Spain an...
by sol
31 Jan 2024, 19:05
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2417
Views: 520540
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Given that the parent vehicle is an IFV (OK, arguably TWO IFVs), was thought given to replacing Warrior with Ajax in the IFV role? Considering there is no active or announced program for new IFV, I doubt there is much serious thoughts given to any vehicle that could fill that role. And while Ajax w...
by sol
30 Jan 2024, 18:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 349
Views: 64170
Bosnia & Herzegovina

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

I think Abrams X was displayed with a fully hemispherical APS. Not really, it is presented with Trophy APS. Technically, T-14 Armata has vertical launching APS, together with horizontal one, but not sure if it is working (as there is no any public presentation of it) and, if it is, how effective it...
by sol
29 Jan 2024, 22:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 684
Views: 189653
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Re: Ground Based Air Defence

I'm afraid not. Turns out it 'might' not be the system supplied. There was a muzzle brake missing on the pic, which means it might be a Yugo built one. Still the possibility that it might be AEI was something we'd all forgotten about.. It is ex-Yugoslav Zastava M75. Probably supplied by/originate f...
by sol
23 Jan 2024, 22:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2787
Views: 711278
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

So among 623 already ordered Boxers, 146 are APC, 200 "specialist carriers", 212 C&C and 65 ambulances. That looks like 3 battalions worth of APCs.

by sol
22 Jan 2024, 20:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 349
Views: 64170
Bosnia & Herzegovina

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

Another photo, but still waiting for some better ones

by sol
22 Jan 2024, 19:32
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2787
Views: 711278
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Looks like additional order of Boxers might come soon(ish), but it would be less than number or of funded vehicles. More broadly, the UK has decided against procuring close to an additional 400 vehicles, despite allocating funding for 1,016 platforms last year. A reduced figure has since been declar...