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Willy Brandt

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  1. He got the pictures from https://www.kmweg.de/mediacenter/pressebilder.html So its not clear if he was invited or not
  2. @Laser Shark With all the news of new Leos being upgraded and bought: Any news on Norway upgrading their Leo2A4s? On the same note there are talks in Austria of upgrading their A4s and the czech are also looking to replace their T-72s. Poland is probably also in the upgrade market with their A5s and A4s. Its probably getting very busy for KMW and RHM
  3. http://sturgeonshouse.ipbhost.com/topic/1598-main-ground-combat-system-mgcs-and-euro-main-battle-tank-embt/?do=findComment&comment=151011
  4. Yeah there are still some "Bristols" in some Units but these are the new ones and the ones i got in Wüstentarn and later Flecktarn. And yes they are modular. No one used the collar or the "Sackschutz"/Groinprotection. And the plate inserts are fucking thick and massive. A FAQ in english SK4+ Standard per the website: "Similar confusion is caused by the term ‘SK4+’. What is meant here in most cases is the Russian-made 7.62 x 54 R VMS/HK-Brand B32. The speed as special protection is specified in the German protective vest standard as 860 +-10 m/sec. Based on our experience it would already be possible to stop a single shot of this calibre with a high-quality SK4 panel. Assuming the specification of firing 3 shots at the panel as per the German standard, the panel structure needs to be designed accordingly."
  5. @Scav Why did they want the reduction in weight? And how does the MILAN and 105 APFSDS compare to soviet munitions? I.e against which soviet threats was it protected against? Can you post the full documents or the source for those?
  6. https://esut.de/2019/06/meldungen/industrie/13415/zielsetzung-hyperschall-mbda-entwickelt-im-auftrag-der-bundeswehr/ So germany is reviving hyper sonic development for Anti Tank and Anti Missile duty
  7. I can post screenshots of the article. And ESUT is a monthly magazine which has good connections into the industry and the Ministry. That why they have articles with 3/4th old facts and 1/4th of new information that you cant get anywhere else.
  8. Another drip of information on upgrades and replacment for alot of Bundeswehr AFVs in the coming years. So the big thing first the Spz Marder is getting upgraded. Over 200 will be upgrade until 2025 with a new Thermal Imager for the Gunner, new night vision cameras for the driver, a new more powerful powerpack, a battlemanagment system and the same tracks as the Puma and off course Spike instead of MILAN. TSWA is still happening for Spz Puma with lethal and non lethal CS and Flashbang rounds (?) Wiesel is first getting upgraded with Spikes and then replaced by 2025 with a new "Airdeployable Heavy Weapon Carrier". A Mungo replacment is being looked into. Jägerbataillons are getting heavy Weapon Carriers so probably Boxer with a turret. A new Airdeployable Patform with Mortar System is due in 2027 to replace M113 and Lkw Wolf with the 120mm Mortar, so the Wiesel 2 with a Mortar probably. Boxer will receive an APS but no word on hard or soft kill.
  9. Is that a differen turret? Then the Ajax one?
  10. @SH_MM Do you have a link to the Czech Puma story? And hopefully they order enough spare parts...
  11. The Bundeswehr plans to replace to old venerable Panzerfaust 3 with either the Carl Gustaf or the RGW 90/110. https://esut.de/2019/03/fachbeitraege/ruestung/11024/renaissance-der-infanteristischen-panzerabwehr/
  12. Oh okay i have never seen the jammer with that cover on.
  13. Nice Article on the VJTF Puma Upgrade: https://esut.de/2019/03/fachbeitraege/streitkraefte-fachbeitraege/10986/der-schuetzenpanzer-puma-in-der-nato-speerspitze-2023/ Does the Puma get an upgrade to its MUSS or is it just a different housing? compared to the old one: And MELLS being loaded aka Spike LR And did they try to censor the MUSS with green color?
  14. Not sure where to Post if here or the Stug III thread, but whatever: If someone wants screenshots of the source i can add them later. Nice Article on the Rebuilding of the German Artillery Branch until 2032+ in the ESuT 03/2019: "Precise fire at Long Ranges: Project Joint Tactical Fire Support" -More Artillery Batallions from now 4 to 13 in 2032+. -2 Rocket Artillery Batallions for the Korps -3 Rocket Artillery Batallions for the Divisons -8 Artillery Batallions for the Brigades not sure if seperate Armoured and non Armoured Batallions or Mixed Batallions -Procuring more PzH2000s so to get to 108 Operational ones from now 84. And Upgrade to secondary weapon (?) -Procuring 108 Wheeled 155mm SPGs (cough RCH155 cough) with capabillity of Direct Fire Support... -Upgrading of the remaining MARS MLRS to MARS II Standard. -New Munitions: Vulcano 155mm SMArt upgrade SMArt GMLRS Maybe SMArt 2 -Now the biggest Stick: Rocket Artillery with a Range of 300-500km. They talk about the RBS15mk4 and the ATACMS but not much else -Upgrades of the Fennek JFST to A4 Standard as the light JFST solution with upgrades to mostly its Comms -Now interesting stuff for me personally: Heavy JFST for Heavy Units. 40 Boxers with a new Mission Module Not alot information about short range Artillery except a picture and a description: -Branch dependant Air and Ground Mobility -300m-8km -Support for the Infantry -Against every category of enemy Also alot about Communications and Headquaters functions but i dont really want to translate all that right now...
  15. Also the article claims that because they bought Leopard 2s and PzH2000s they are going to either buy Marders or Pumas which is are rather extreme opposites on the cost scale. But maybe hey Hungary maybe the first Operator of Working Pumas because i dont think PSM can pull the same shit with the Hungarians.
  16. So how deep is the rework? And what T-72s are there in the UK? Or which T-72s does Rheinmetall own? @SH_MM Also whats up with your Blog? Any new Articles in the future? Or where can someone follow you except here?
  17. The pressing needs for barrels was my thinking. Why would you want a second type of Tank if you have enough time to get more of the first type. You would only introduce a second type/replace the first type if you can get alot of them rather quick
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