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by sol
06 Dec 2022, 07:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Review of data from latest testing of Ajax is showing that noise and vibration levels remained within safe levels

by sol
01 Dec 2022, 13:28
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 961
Views: 284217
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

And while waiting for Ajax and Boxer to arrive, Warrior will continue to serve beyond 2025

by sol
30 Nov 2022, 11:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Could this be in step with HMG scrapping the planned cut to the army and staying at the current level which could allow another 3 or so Battalions Only one battalion was lost by reducing number of men in the Army, 2nd Mercian. Well technically two, but 3rd Royal Gurkha Rifles was not properly forme...
by sol
30 Nov 2022, 11:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 69
Views: 18283
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

Mentioned previously last year that MoD placed £315 million contract with Lockheed to update 44 M270 to A2 standard Yes, that was last year, since then 3 were sent to Ukraine + additional 3 which were replaced with Norway M270A0 which are not in active service currently, That would bring current fl...
by sol
30 Nov 2022, 09:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

The French only ordered around 600 vcbi, as an example and at this moment are in a much better shape than we are on land programs. And for 628 VCBI IFVs, they got 8 mechanised regiments. Between Ajax, boxer and challenger we have near 2000 heavy armoured vehicles in order for a 2 brigade army! Tech...
by sol
30 Nov 2022, 08:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Exactly, if 623 gets you 5 battalions in two brigades under Future Soldier, and assuming the future artillery gun system either isn't on Boxer or at least not far enough down the procurement process to count then you are talking basically the equivalent of doubling the number of Boxer infantry batt...
by sol
29 Nov 2022, 20:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Ridicules number if it result in just five mechanised battalions.
by sol
29 Nov 2022, 20:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 69
Views: 18283
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

dmereifield wrote: 29 Nov 2022, 17:46 What are the current numbers?
Not sure, between 35 and 40.
dmereifield wrote: 29 Nov 2022, 17:46 Are these actually for the UK or for donating to Ukraine in due course?
Just for UK, all those should be upgraded to M270A2 for two regular and one TA regiment.
by sol
29 Nov 2022, 15:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 69
Views: 18283
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

Seems like there is request for 75 M270 and 10 MLRS recovering vehicles, but funding for only 61 & 8 respectively. Still significant increase over current numbers

by sol
28 Nov 2022, 20:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14315
Views: 4118811
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

bobp wrote: 28 Nov 2022, 20:42 How long before the Merlins need replacing?
If I am not wrong, out of service date for Merlin is moved to 2040.
by sol
23 Nov 2022, 13:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Ares itself only carries 4 PAX, but certainly a variation on the internal fitment could have more seats. Yes, not Ares per se, but version for infantry without necessary sensors and equipment. Ascod could carry 3 crew + 6 or 7 personnel (depending of source). If it can carry 7 that would give it sa...
by sol
23 Nov 2022, 13:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 991
Views: 205061
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Royal Navy to buy the Naval Strike Missile

by sol
23 Nov 2022, 12:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Boxer with RT-60 mission module https://twitter.com/nicholadrummond/status/1595363279131623425 Unfortunately it is just an image without any news. It kinda looks big, if the British Army want to increase firepower with larger gun but not use missiles maybe some smaller version could do, like RT-20 p...
by sol
12 Nov 2022, 16:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Not sure that's confirmed... https://euro-sd.com/2022/09/articles/27293/cooperation-2/ I guess it depends on source one is using. I found this on defence24 site 460 K9PL howitzers are to be manufactured in Poland, domestically. As the Polish MoD announced, the K9PL system is to make use of the K9A2...
by sol
12 Nov 2022, 14:59
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

RunningStrong wrote: 12 Nov 2022, 14:19 Perhaps, but not the A2 with the autoloader and reduced crew.
That is true, altho 460 locally produced K9PL in Poland would be based on K9A2 including its autoloader and with crew of three, or at least that is current plan.
by sol
12 Nov 2022, 13:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

K9A2 might be a better fit in the Deep Strike BCT but I still believe we need a wheeled SP artillery unit capable of operating with the medium & Light Mechanised BCT's What is medium brigade? Are you mean Armoured BCT? By FS, there will be only two 155mm regiments, which would cover both DRS an...
by sol
11 Nov 2022, 19:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

... if the Army went for 155mm wheeled Boxer it could sit on the fence a little bit and see if tracked boxer makes it if it dose great buy some if not look around If the Army choose 155mm Boxer I don't see point of having tracked Boxer with the same gun. Even tho it looked interesting at the start,...
by sol
11 Nov 2022, 09:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Didn't the prototype/ early version(s) of the Boxer 155 use the same base vehicle as the GMLRS system (M270?), or did I dream that up? Pretty sure they also did a version on an ASCOD base vehicle, so not impossible to put it on anything with a flat bed and sufficient power to still move. Yes, Artil...
by sol
02 Nov 2022, 20:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2084
Views: 444174
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Looks like Ajax completed user validation trials, reliability trials are next step.

by sol
31 Oct 2022, 19:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2084
Views: 444174
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Out of interest, how many CVRT and Warrior vehicles would you have per Challenger 2 in an armoured brigade? If there's only going to be 150 Challenger 3's, does the force look particularly balanced with 589 CVRT replacements and zero Warriors? There will be four regiments equipped with Ajax, plus s...
by sol
28 Oct 2022, 20:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2564
Views: 625295
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

In my opinion it will make a deadly vehicle and very simple integration . Yours opinion is welcome ??? I personally like this kind of solution more than the one showcased on DVD, simply because IMO it could provide more uniformity between different platforms. For example if Army wanted to get simil...
by sol
28 Oct 2022, 08:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 569
Views: 166309
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

How many Boxers would a British Mechanised Infantry Battalion have? Around 80 - 90? Depending on which vehicles in the battalion they will replace. If just replacing Warriors, than 67, if replacing every other armoured vehicle, than over 80. But FV430 has its own replacement program and so far it i...
by sol
27 Oct 2022, 21:35
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 569
Views: 166309
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

I was under the impression Thales uk also assemble the RWS in the uk could be wrong. As part of the contract Thales, as a strategic partner to Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, will fully assemble and integrate around 500 RWS and deliver and integrate circa 500 Thales Acusonic® systems onto the Boxe...
by sol
27 Oct 2022, 20:04
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 569
Views: 166309
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

What about Boxer APC armed with likes of Starstreak, Spike or Brimstone? I'm not so sure. I lean towards they should be pushed down to the Infantry Battalions, and held at Company or Battalion level. Seems like there is a tendency to push more and more stuff on battalion level, at the time when the...