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David Moyes

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    Britons are in trouble

    Archer 155mm artillery system on a MAN HX.
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    Britons are in trouble

    Challenger 2 has always had an all-electric turret.
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    Britons are in trouble

    Turret uses regenerative braking. Friction caused by the turret slowing down gets converted into electricity that then recharges a battery. Formula 1 cars use something similar - KERS/ERS.
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    Britons are in trouble

    DVD 2018 Ajax, Ares, Apollo and Atlas production models. Indirect fire Brimstone.
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    From the General AFV thread: There's only one thickness type of base armour for production models. Any others are a result of test armour or optical illusions. The MCO armour seems to use the base config. I doubt Permali make all the armour. The contract is only for £15 million, which seems too little for nearly 600 vehicles. In an older blog post you mention that RUAG provided some armour but I can't find any other reference to this: https://below-the-turret-ring.blogspot.com/2017/08/which-new-ifv-for-czech-army.html I wouldn't focus too much on the known armour configs anyway. Whenever the Army sends vehicles into a hostile environment they send out a Urgent Operational Requirement and buy a bunch of armour to bolt on (like Chobham Warrior). I'm expecting to see armour modules on the front glacis one day.
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    Britons are in trouble

    The Enforcer RWS replaces it when on operation. http://www.leonardocompany.com/en/-/enforcer_rws-1
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    Britons are in trouble

    David Brown offered a 1500hp upgrade of the power pack in the early 2000's. Option is listed on TN54 website: https://dbsantasalo.com/industries/defence/land-defence/tn54-tracked-vehicle-transmission/ The CV-12 engine was used in generators rated at 1500hp. The cooling would probably need to be overhauled.
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    GD UK + Aus Info Slides Turret was designed by GD North America and Wales for USMC project.
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    I think it's a Thales Acusonic. Shot locator: https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/united-kingdom/news/new-acoustic-shot-detection-system-protect-ajax-vehicle-crews
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    http://defencetechnologyreview.realviewdigital.com/#folio=1 Ajax IFV - New 2-man turret by GD themselves
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Lance 2.0 on the Lynx is manned.
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    UK MOD will be at a demonstration of the SAMSON Mk.II. I don't know if it's related.
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Apollo - Repair
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    GD UK & Aus beginning their marketing campaign:
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Recently an Ares with a driver's hatch that opens at an angle has been photo'd: Switching to this new hatch might be the hold up. Otherwise it is hard to think of an issue that could be GD/Ajax related and not simply the MOD being dumb. Matthew has also mentioned:
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Interesting that the KF-31 uses the Allison/Roll-Royce/Perkins/Caterpillar X-300.
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    Israeli AFVs

    http://samanews.ps/ar/post/331637/صور-انطلاق-مناورات-القسام-وتشمل-دبابات-وصواريخ-وطائرات-استطلاع ???
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    http://defencetechnologyreview.realviewdigital.com/#folio=8 K21 bid confirmed. GD-UK to offer Ajax IFV, DTR believe. http://defencetechnologyreview.realviewdigital.com/#folio=22 BAE quiet over a CV90 bid. Might offer a new-generation Mk.V.
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    General AFV Thread

    Naked: Base Armour (Spaced Steel?): Expanded Armour (Composite?) & Blocks Barracuda camo: Testing Ballast Weights:
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    Britons are in trouble

    The limitations of 8x8s, issusess that come from mixing tracks and wheels are well known about and discussed within the Army. However Gen. Carter, former Chief of the General Staff and current Chief of the Defence Staff is obsessed with acquiring an 8x8. Believing it necessary for any expeditionary force and inspired by the French intervention in Mali (despite most of the vehicles being VABs). He is the architect of the much maligned "Army 2020", a scheme so bad that practically everything has either been changed, cancelled or reversed multiple times. The original plan saw the main war-fighting division made up of 3 Armoured Brigades consisting of: 1 x Recce (CVRT > Ajax) 1 x MBT (CR2 mk.1 > mk.2) 2 x IFV (Warrior > WCSP) 1 x Heavy Protected Mobility (Mastiff > 8x8/Boxer) To justify an 8x8 purchase and a budget cut looming this was changed to 2 Armoured Brigades of: 1 x MBT (CR2 mk.1 > mk.2) 2 x IFV (Warrior > WCSP) 2 x Light Infantry and 2 "Strike Brigades": 1 x Recce (Ajax) 1 x Direct Fire (Ajax acting as a "Medium Tank) 2 x Mechanised Infantry (Boxer APC) Simply a mess. Early feedback is not good: Recently, the acknowledgement of Russia rearming and politicising of military cuts has resulted in the cancelling of any further cuts and a pledge for more funding from the Government. However the UK Gov. is an even bigger disaster so no one really knows what's going on.
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