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  1. Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Early Warrior concept:
  2. Israeli-Egyptian relations were improving after the withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula. Enough that the US would allow for the sale of Abrams. I agree that Mk.7 never made it to Egypt but Vickers did try.
  3. Marder-like early experimental Warrior with Chobham. 750hp engine. https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/british-chobham-armour-micv.13467/
  4. Spanish 8x8: https://www.elconfidencial.com/empresas/2020-01-14/defensa-blindados-ejercito-contrato-europa_2409572/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=BotoneraWeb Spain looking into joining Boxer OCCAR Industry thinks Boxer ticks the most boxes Won't buy American. Want full sovereignty and autonomy on parts VBCI and Iveco other contenders
  5. I believe the Aluminium Chieftain used a ballasted faux-turret and later an aluminium turret. Various internet sources say the problems occur when using a heavier steel turret. Pretty sure that MBT-80 and Aluminium Chieftain shared the same hull and steel plates were simply welded to various places rather than an alloy chimera.
  6. Dstl and QinetiQ complete trials to assess a system to protect combat vehicles and their occupants
  7. Challenger 2 getting another batch of 3rd-gen hydrogas suspension: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:15192-2020:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0
  8. Mk.4 had problems with the aluminium hull wearing out. British testing found this out with MBT-80 but the hull was considered a replaceable part. Vickers then quickly partnered with KMW for the Mk.7 for the Egyptians. Challenger 1's layout is a result of being based on the Chieftain. Challenger 2 is similar because Vickers didn't have the time or money to develop a new hull that would have to compete with the Leopard 2 & M1. CR1 was expected to serve alongside CR2 and having a hull that could share equipment and upgrades was seen as preferable. Also Cheaper.
  9. BAE to Get Green Light for $10 Billion Howitzer Project: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/bae-to-get-green-light-for-dollar10-billion-howitzer-project/ar-BBYxHIM?ocid=st ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Army Now Has Enough Upgraded Abrams Tanks To Equip An Entire Brigade: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/army-now-has-enough-upgraded-abrams-tanks-equip-entire-brigade-109656 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BAE Raven:
  10. Mobile Protected Firepower will use 105mm. Developing "Advanced Multipurpose Round (AMP)":
  11. @alanch90 No gun; the round is just there. Presumably Rheinmetal are suggesting that the turret could be fitted with a 130mm gun. Might interest the Dutch if they are able to re-buy tanks.
  12. Missed this. RBSL's Challenger 2 demonstrator and 130mm round got shown at a Dutch defence expo:
  13. Don't know if this has been mentioned before but apparently Santa Bárbara Sistemas cut costs by replacing titanium armour with steel when making the Leopard 2E: https://www.ejercitos.org/2019/12/24/vcr-8x8-requiem-por-un-sueno/
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