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  1. 6 points
    VPZ

    Israeli AFVs

  2. 4 points
    LoooSeR

    Explosive Reactive Armor

    Object 640 Kaktus ERA system - interesting overlapping position of each ERA tile sure looks like more serious effort than what you see on Budget Cuts 3. http://btvtinfo.blogspot.com/2017/10/blog-post_66.html Also, according to pattent they wanted to detonate tiles in layers to increase amount of counter-actions against incoming penetrator. External ERA cover was involved in counter-action. After first layer detonates, a soft-ish material in between first and second layer of ERA was delaying damaging effects of first ERA detonation while tubes with explosives worked as detonators for second layer of ERA. On thise side cutaways you can see those detonation tubes between ERA tiles
  3. 4 points
    People are conflating requirements - parameters a system being procured has to meet - and conditions - parameters that respondents to the procurement have to comply with in order to participate. It doesn’t matter whether a system, in this case, KF41, meets the requirements stipulated by the customer, if the respondent (i.e. Rheinmetall) cannot meet the conditions of the RFP, in this case, delivery of an example system by a specified timeframe. A respondent has to meet the requirements while complying with the conditions.
  4. 3 points
    Roshindow

    General AFV Thread

    C2/Mk2 I think was always just an "internet" name, the usual feature of this supposed variant are the turret addons, but those were supposed to be on all production Ariete since almost the start (it was discussed in a specialized magazine already in 1996), which is why all have the mounting points, those bolt looking things on the turret front. 200 of the turret front addons, named WAR, were bought but due to them not being up to specs (Protection? Weight?) the installation was cancelled and the contract was changed to reduce the price, same for the 30 side turret and hull addons, named PSO, the price was reduced for those too. The addons were still bought and are presumably in some warehouse. The WAR addons seem to be for KE protection, while the PSO addon seems to be intended for urban/asymmetric warfare. This update is called either Ariete AMV or Ariete MLU, the first is the acronym for the Italian Aggiornamento Mezza Vita, which is the direct translation of MLU, Mid Life Update/Upgrade. AMV was in some budget documents, MLU is in these recent slides. It's 3:30 am and my connection is unstable for some reason, I can post some of the documents and photos of the various addons tomorrow.
  5. 3 points
    Belesarius

    Bash the FVL program thread.

    Comanche Mk 2.
  6. 3 points
    LoooSeR

    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Tetris reached Leos
  7. 3 points
    mr.T

    General AFV Thread

    Parachute drop malfunction BMP2 BMD2
  8. 2 points
    LoooSeR

    Bar / Cage armour + LASSO + RPGnet

    Ukrainian perforated armor Be aware, video have CoD MW2 music
  9. 2 points
    LoooSeR

    General AFV Thread

    Thai VT-4s http://thaidefense-news.blogspot.com/2019/09/royal-thai-armed-forces-2019.html
  10. 2 points
    LoooSeR

    GLORIOUS T-14 ARMATA PICTURES.

    https://versia.ru/vpk-tak-i-ne-smog-zapustit-massovoe-proizvodstvo-sovremennyx-tankov Some news about Armata. And to add to article above: http://redstar.ru/pobednuyu-tochku-stavit-nam/?attempt=1 Army General Oleg Salyukov answering questions, one of which was about Armata
  11. 2 points
    LoooSeR

    Explosive Reactive Armor

    Duplet-2M, Nozh versions and Ukrainian-produced Kontakt-5. Number on the right - penetration decrease. "ПГ-" means "PG-" aka RPG-7 or SPG-9 rockets. First row for PGs is 1 warhead, 2nd row is VL round and 3rd one is tandem (PG-7VR) https://andrei-bt.livejournal.com/1466827.html and
  12. 2 points
    juretrn

    Aerospace Pictures and Art Thread

    A beautiful sight: A Slovenian pilot flies his Zlin Z-526 underneath the longest stone arch railroad bridge in the world- Solkan, Slovenia. In honor of the 110th aniversary of the first flight of our aviation pioneer Edvard Rusjan.
  13. 2 points
    Huge number of TOS-1As doing salvo during "Center-2019". UR-77 at work
  14. 2 points
    Heh, not really into this sort of things, but it fits.
  15. 2 points
    2805662

    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Rheinmetall & Hanwha through to the Risk Mitigation Activity. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ebe687fe800f7d0f2f28fa168/files/1088f6cf-cb97-4812-a471-a1e933125641/DTR_Special_Bulletin_16_Sept_2019.pdf Kinda glad CV90 is out. Also, not too unhappy that AJAX isn’t progressing - lots of legacy from the British Army that isn’t needed by the Australian Army.
  16. 1 point
    First concept works of MGCS will start soon. A total of nine parts of concept studies will be developed, three by Rheinmetall, three by KMW and three by Nexter. The will be managed by a 18 men project team, lead by Germany. A new company will be formed for the MGCS development, 50% owned by German companies (Rheinmetall and KMW by equal amounts), while the other 50% will be owned by Nexter.
  17. 1 point
  18. 1 point
    This is farce. Music is very hard, lol.
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    The Stryker at Leonardo's booth has their 30mm armed turret.
  21. 1 point
    ApplesauceBandit

    Your Gun Porn Thread

    I haven't been posting many of my odd acquisitions here lately
  22. 1 point
    https://www.rheinmetall-defence.com/en/rheinmetall_defence/public_relations/news/latest_news/index_21632.php The Weasel and the 130MM cannon will be at AUSA next week. The Lynx prototype will not be present, but Raytheon will have some sort of digital feature on it.
  23. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    The Whirlybird Thread

    Ka-15 Kamov Design bureau is 71 years old.
  24. 1 point
    Ramlaen

    Syrian conflict.

    The elephant in the room being Trump would not be doing anything in Syria if Obama had not gotten us involved.
  25. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    Syrian conflict.

    Claimed to be photos of one of abandoned positions near Turkish border.
  26. 1 point
    Was linked on otvaga https://mega.nz/#!vYsH2aRZ!O2xww73ESZMDPWv3IIecFJyxQOgforZFaIkw4sGwqF4 12 page PDF about thermal imager on Polyphem ATGM
  27. 1 point
    Unlikely. Bid deadlines are usually an absolute. Once saw a major military communications company excluded from further consideration as the guy delivering the physical copies of their bid got caught in traffic and missed close by less than five minutes. Only having a single prototype smacks of under investment by Rheinmetall.
  28. 1 point
    Stolen from otvaga
  29. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    UAV thread

    Supersonic WZ-8 recon UAV Probably airlaunched, according to mounting points on top. GJ-2 armed UAV GJ-11 UAV behind GJ-2
  30. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    Bash the Pak-Fa thread

  31. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    The Whirlybird Thread

    Old photos, stolen from otvaga
  32. 1 point
    Now? Why do you think was the KF41 presented for the first time to public painted in Czech Army camouflage?
  33. 1 point
    Maxim Popenker exposed to G11, Defense Technology Museum in Koblenz, 2019 (colorized) Also
  34. 1 point
    Footage of Msta-S (loading from outside, inside footage, etc) Msta-S SPG have number of features i would like to see on the tank - autoloader that can be refilled from outside with relatively easy way to put shells into autoloader, bustle autoloader system that potentially can be turned into separate compartment.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    Ramlaen

    UAV thread

  38. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    The Whirlybird Thread

  39. 1 point
    https://twitter.com/RedKnightHQ66/status/1173986627376549894?s=20 First of a coming series on some first timer tank crews
  40. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    General AFV Thread

    Belorus Kayman during recent joint exercises
  41. 1 point
    Northen Fleet BVMs
  42. 1 point
    LoooSeR

    The Whirlybird Thread

    Z-8G Z-10 Z-19 Z-20
  43. 1 point
    Some shots and footage of the Americans in Wartime Museum's EFV automotive test rig:
  44. 1 point
    Aurora photos from today walk in the city.
  45. 1 point
    Few more Marinir's photos
  46. 1 point
    for reference, photos of interior (of some version of Ladoga) from when it was in better shape - 1 in color and 2 b/w
  47. 0 points
    LoooSeR

    Bash the Pak-Fa thread

    Really?
  48. 0 points
    Or in other words, "everything we cant produce"
  49. 0 points
    LoooSeR

    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    Comrade T1BV Abramov
  50. 0 points
    Thanks to Iran and Houthis for support of Russian economy, haha.
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