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by Luke jones
23 Jun 2022, 08:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2370
Views: 605076

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

There's no way Boxer will go where tracked vehicles will go. No way.
by Luke jones
14 Jun 2022, 09:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2370
Views: 605076

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Does anyone know if our Boxer line will be able to export during/after our production run?

Or would they naturally just export from Germany?
by Luke jones
30 May 2022, 19:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 261
Views: 22109

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

Now Warrior is gone they need to go big on Boxer too. Yes, agree with the conclusion. Warrior not gone though. From AI to Heavy Cavalry, I believe. - will be pretend 'Ajaxes' and I would bet for much longer than 2025 ... wasn't that when the IFV role was to come to an end? Yeah they will go on abit...
by Luke jones
30 May 2022, 17:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 261
Views: 22109

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

Given the way armoured vehicles have been done over in Ukraine we need every Ch2 upgraded that are still in existence. 150 is a joke. Not interested in any bollocks about where is the money coming from either. The army hasn't taken ownership of a new armoured vehicle for a decade to my mind, besides...
by Luke jones
03 May 2022, 20:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 741
Views: 202504

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

Don't think 120 Mastiffs are going to Ukraine but may be wrong. I thought it was 120 vehicles total Inc Stormer etc. It doesn't make sense to send vehicles we use and need for the future. Give any CVRT as they are going out if service now. Why not start sending Warrior if that is not far off going o...
by Luke jones
12 Apr 2022, 11:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2370
Views: 605076

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

This is why it was always a shit idea to can Warrior. It was pointed out again and again. The British army is now 245x 40mm turreted vehicles down. Boxer is twice as expensive as the WCSP vehicles were and you get a 50 cal on top. Theres now alot of money to be found to fund a capability that was pr...
by Luke jones
09 Apr 2022, 15:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2370
Views: 605076

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

bobp wrote: 08 Apr 2022, 19:36 With no perceived increase in defence spending, who is paying?
Warrior isn't going ahead so that money should be there in theory.
by Luke jones
30 Mar 2022, 18:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1969
Views: 430460

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

The whole programme is a total farce.
Absolutely disgraceful.
by Luke jones
21 Mar 2022, 15:07
Forum: British Army
Topic: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)
Replies: 104
Views: 45151

Re: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)

Got to be a pretty quick win there.
Surely wouldn't exactly break the bank either.
by Luke jones
20 Mar 2022, 21:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)
Replies: 104
Views: 45151

Re: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)

I strongly disagree with arming Watchkeeper. It is not a strike asset. It is an STA asset. For the same reasons we do not mount ATGM on much of our armour, and why the FV514 was acceptable without RARDEN. Giving everything an offensive capability detracts from the primary purpose, which impacts the...
by Luke jones
20 Mar 2022, 20:06
Forum: British Army
Topic: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)
Replies: 104
Views: 45151

Re: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)

Just looking at the clips coming out of Ukraine now, there are dozens or more, TB2 is making a massive difference, it's a real game changer.

The fact they are mostly still flying, over three weeks into the war, and shown destroying stacks of RU equipment (Inc SAM systems) is incredible.
by Luke jones
19 Mar 2022, 10:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)
Replies: 104
Views: 45151

Re: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)

Big enough for Hellfire???
by Luke jones
18 Mar 2022, 22:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)
Replies: 104
Views: 45151

Re: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)

Got to be a step change getting these things armed, or similar like it.

The TB2s are making an enormous difference right now. New videos out every day.
Seems the RU anti air isn't even picking them up.
by Luke jones
18 Mar 2022, 22:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)
Replies: 104
Views: 45151

Re: Thales Watchkeeper WK450 (British Army)

Having seen stacks of footage of drones in action in Ukraine, particularly TB2, could Watchkeeper perform a similar role? The much vaunted Russia A2AD system being a massive flop, couldn't Watchkeeper exist in this space? How technological are the Turkish drones? They seem to be doing a tremendous j...
by Luke jones
12 Mar 2022, 15:05
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2311
Views: 685504

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Just read an article that came up on Twitter.

Talking about 80 Typhoon to Turkey, now that F35 has fallen through there.

Anybody else seen or heard about that?

That would be a big old order.
by Luke jones
11 Mar 2022, 14:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1969
Views: 430460

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Still nothing sorted.

No decisions been made.

It's a total fuck up, just bin the thing, it's shit.

A decade plus of Army incompetence.
by Luke jones
08 Jan 2022, 08:00
Forum: UK Defence Forum
Topic: Technical Support - Post here if you're having technical issues with the forum
Replies: 21
Views: 828

Re: Technical Support - Post here if you're having technical issues with the forum

Site moderation My partner works within the NHS, and runs an Audiology department here in Wales, specifically Powys. She's currently doing her masters, her subject is Tinnitus, specifically Serving Military personnel and Veterans. My question to the site admin is, would it be possible to post her su...
by Luke jones
03 Jan 2022, 16:47
Forum: British Army
Topic: Foxhound Protected Vehicle
Replies: 279
Views: 88338

Re: Foxhound Protected Vehicle

RunningStrong wrote: 03 Jan 2022, 16:22 MRV-P was supposed to be a low-risk, Off The Shelf solution. SPV is not.
Do you think SPV would be high risk?

How new is it if it's based on the series already in use?
Good win for UK industry, levelling up and all that stuff.
by Luke jones
03 Jan 2022, 15:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Foxhound Protected Vehicle
Replies: 279
Views: 88338

Re: Foxhound Protected Vehicle

Looking forward wouldn't it be possible for Supacat to give us everything we need for the Light BCTS ? MRVP would be covered by everything they offer now that they are doing the SPV based On the 400/600 series perhaps? Wouldn't it be a massive industrial win for them to build on vehicles already pro...
by Luke jones
09 Oct 2021, 13:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 741
Views: 202504

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

Sol over at Snafu says the British armies dead anyway. Why bother? :lol: https://www.snafu-solomon.com/2021/10/the-british-army-cant-fulfill-its-nato.html?m=1 Francis Tusa posting absolute bilge again, looking for another red-top to pickup the story :lol: I'd be interested to know why Francis Tulsa...
by Luke jones
29 Jun 2021, 18:28
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1969
Views: 430460

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Sharpen the axe
by Luke jones
17 Jun 2021, 20:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1969
Views: 430460

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Seems perfectly reasonable to suggest that the people who are involved in this programme dont know what they are doing either. Does it? How wide are you casting that net? Seems perfectly reasonable to suggest that the people who are involved in this programme dont know what they are doing either. D...
by Luke jones
17 Jun 2021, 18:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1969
Views: 430460

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

And once again “experts” prove that they don’t know what Gross Vehicle Weight means. It's pretty funny reading the combined thoughts of journalists and politicians trying to make technical comments and missing the mark. Further proving you don't need to have a clue what you're talking about as long...
by Luke jones
04 Jun 2021, 20:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1969
Views: 430460

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

All we ever hear about is MOD gold plateing, endless lists of requirments etc, etc. We are told thats why everything takes so long. Then whenever they commit to get something it turns into a total gang fuck. The disconnect is massive, it makes no sense at all. British taxpayers fork out 40bln a year...
by Luke jones
29 May 2021, 11:19
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1969
Views: 430460

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

RunningStrong wrote:
Luke jones wrote:Driving up the A470 after work past Merthyr and saw a turreted Ajax on loader going south.

Didn't realise any were leaving the facility.
Cannon and all.
They've been running down Bovvy for over a year...
I didnt realise any of the examples with turret had been delivered due to issues.

Thanks