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by Jackstar
28 Feb 2024, 12:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 193
Views: 61385
United Kingdom

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

I can understand the benefits of an open top design in Afghanistan especially when enemy drones were less of an issue, but do these vehicles actually have a viable use case in Europe? Feels like a contract placed in order to keep a British manufacturer afloat for a few more years. The Jackal is ope...
by Jackstar
28 Feb 2024, 04:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 193
Views: 61385
United Kingdom

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

by Jackstar
27 Feb 2024, 19:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2417
Views: 520542
United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

“2,118 CT40 rounds have been fired by Ajax on the move as of 8 February 2024.”

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/ajax-fi ... t-on-move/
by Jackstar
22 Feb 2024, 06:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 861
Views: 291354
United Kingdom

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

The harsh winter of Swedish Lapland is the ideal location for:

❄️ 3 Ranger to conduct Arctic training
🥶 Royal School of Artillery training on Archer
❄️ Ajax testing in wintry conditions

by Jackstar
18 Feb 2024, 21:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2787
Views: 711284
United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

There's kit in Boxer and Ajax which the public aren't privy to.
by Jackstar
17 Feb 2024, 07:14
Forum: Deployments
Topic: Exercise Steadfast Defender 24.
Replies: 4
Views: 385
United Kingdom

Re: Exercise Steadfast Defender 24.

Several British Army convoys of Ridgeback & Mastiff protected patrol vehicles, bridge transporters, engineering vehicles and more travel through Hampshire, UK for loading onto ships en route to major NATO Exercise Steadfast Defender.
by Jackstar
15 Feb 2024, 07:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)
Replies: 130
Views: 59116
United Kingdom

Re: Archer Class Patrol & Training Vessel (PBR) (RN)

For weeks at a time, a crew of five must live on board one of the Royal Navy's smallest ships. But what is it like for them while they're at sea?

The Archer-class P2000 fast patrol boat has multi-purpose rooms, and cosy spaces in keeping with its size.
by Jackstar
14 Feb 2024, 14:23
Forum: Deployments
Topic: Exercise Steadfast Defender 24.
Replies: 4
Views: 385
United Kingdom

Re: Exercise Steadfast Defender 24.

Multiple convoys of army logistic trucks, troop carriers, ambulances, and more travel for transport overseas. 16,000 troops of the British Army are participating in NATO Exercise Steadfast Defender. Ministry of Defence contracted Roll-on, Roll-off ship 'MV Eddystone' loaded some of the army vehicles...
by Jackstar
14 Feb 2024, 13:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396582
United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Great crowd to see off HMS Prince of Wales at Portsmouth.

by Jackstar
12 Feb 2024, 05:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2787
Views: 711284
United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers of the 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade Combat Team will be the first to receive the Boxer vehicle.
https://www.forces.net/technology/land- ... s-revealed
by Jackstar
11 Feb 2024, 07:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 193
Views: 61385
United Kingdom

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

Jackal 3 boasts increased capabilities and greater soldier protection
By summer 2024 the first batch of 70 new High Mobility Transporter (HMT) Jackal 3 vehicles will be produced for the British Army by Babcock International Group and Supacat.
by Jackstar
11 Feb 2024, 07:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1985
Views: 552326
United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon is breathing fire once more and eyeing a return to the fleet in 2024 as work to install new engines reaches a notable milestone. The Type 45 destroyer has been undergoing major upgrades in Portsmouth since March 2022 and, nearly two years on, one of Dragon’s new engin...
by Jackstar
09 Feb 2024, 15:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8459
Views: 2136852
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Weight expectations: new frigate HMS Venturer takes to hi-tech ‘scales’ You can’t put that on a weighing scales. No, but it’s still possible to precisely weigh one of the Royal Navy’s next-generation frigates to ensure weight estimates during design are validated. HMS Venturer is the first of five I...
by Jackstar
09 Feb 2024, 09:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 349
Views: 64171
United Kingdom

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

Babcock: UK military manufacturer scoops £75m contract for British army training. “Babcock will continue to deliver training on our legacy vehicle fleet, seeking continuous improvement in delivery throughout this contract and our future Ajax, BOXER and Challenger 3 crews will benefit from the develo...
by Jackstar
05 Feb 2024, 18:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2787
Views: 711284
United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

IAV 2024 – Where does the Boxer go. At the International Armoured Vehicles Conference organised by Defence iQ, which took place at Twickenham, London, 22-25 January, several briefings were centred on the Boxer, the 8×8 armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by ARTEC, the joint venture between Rh...
by Jackstar
02 Feb 2024, 17:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: Foxhound Protected Vehicle
Replies: 290
Views: 110255
United Kingdom

Re: Foxhound Protected Vehicle

"As our Army convoy of 7.5-tonne Foxhound armoured vehicles thunders through villages in the picturesque surroundings of Rutland, overtaking cyclists feels like the biggest hazard. But in a few weeks, this vehicle rollout will be replicated in Poland as part of Nato’s biggest military drills si...
by Jackstar
02 Feb 2024, 07:36
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 193
Views: 61385
United Kingdom

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

1 February 2024 – Babcock International Group (Babcock), the defence company and Supacat, a defence vehicle engineering company have officially launched production of 70 High Mobility Transporter (HMT) Jackal 3s for the British Army. An innovative manufacturing facility at Babcock’s Devonport site h...
by Jackstar
31 Jan 2024, 18:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 5737
Views: 1491068
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

New raiding craft promises to make Commandos more agile and more lethal

https://www.forces.net/services/royal-m ... ore-lethal
by Jackstar
30 Jan 2024, 18:07
Forum: Deployments
Topic: Exercise Steadfast Defender 24.
Replies: 4
Views: 385
United Kingdom

Re: Exercise Steadfast Defender 24.

British Army prepares for Nato's biggest show of force since Cold War Forces News A massive convoy of Foxhounds, Jackals and Land Rovers has surprised villagers in the East Midlands. The troops from 2nd Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment were practising their immediate response to a Nato Very High...
by Jackstar
29 Jan 2024, 16:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 193
Views: 61385
United Kingdom

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

Soldiers have taken to the skies of Shropshire to be ready to respond to crises around the world. 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment (1 R IRISH) worked with an RAF A400M transport aircraft at RAF Shawbury to develop their airlanding skills. Troops loaded and secured Land Rovers and Jackal patrol...
by Jackstar
29 Jan 2024, 09:39
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 349
Views: 64171
United Kingdom

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

TT Electronics to provide Challenger 3 cable assemblies Posted 26 January 2024 TT Electronics have announced that the company’s Abercynon facility has been awarded another significant contract with Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL), which will see it design, manufacture and integrate complex cable...
by Jackstar
29 Jan 2024, 09:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 5407
Views: 1415747
United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Painstaking work and hundreds of litres of paint have gone into the creation of the dazzling new colour scheme of HMS Mersey.