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David Moyes

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    Britons are in trouble

    @ 2:56 Perkins working on upgrading CV12 with common rail and new electronics rated at 1500hp. Answer seems to imply this is for Challenger 2, which would make sense as BAE has a contract to explore powerpack upgrades. We know that there was interest from Turkey for Altay and Nimda for India's FRCV is offering something that looks similar to their Czech T-72 upgrade (CV12@1000hp + Allsion XTG 411-6-N). @5:28 In negations with collaborators for a hybrid powerpack. BAE and Qinetiq? https://www.qinetiq.com/news/2017/05/qinetiq-and-bae-systems-partner-to-exploit-electric-drive-technology-worldwide Qinetiq used Challenger 2 as an example for their E-X-Drive at IAV 2019: There was a report (can't find it) that the British Army wants to hybridise their fleet of vehicles. All of the above points to a 1500hp modernised CV12 + E-X-Drive powerpack for Challenger 2 as a real possibility. MTU has recently gained a foothold in the UK market with Ajax & Boxer and would most likely offer to upgrade CR2, this seems to be Perkins/Caterpillar's response. Edit: Also
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    General AFV Thread

    My mistake. Got confused with another Google Translated article.
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    General AFV Thread

    Spanish Piranha V, now called Dragon: SAPA transmission 30mm autocannon Turret competition between Elbit, Rafael and Leonardo
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    French flair

    https://www.arquus-defense.com/by-your-side/reference https://www.arquus-defense.com/arquus-key-player-act-military-planning-2019-2025 https://www.edrmagazine.eu/arquus-inaugurates-mro-hub-at-fourchambault
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    General AFV Thread

    Danish Piranha V:
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    Britons are in trouble

    They're upside down on the Warriors (IFV and Engineering) but correctly mounted on Challenger 2. Another problem was that the feed link wasn't supported enough so would jam. Soldiers would treat it like a conventional machine gun, manhandling it and forgetting to decouple the power when working on it. Hence the "unreliable machine gun that would randomly fire and then take your fingers off when trying to fix it". All of this has been resolved with upgrades and training, only the old-timers still complain about the "chaingun". Yes. He's solid on British Army and Industry (other sources do confirm) which is why I post his messages. But he does like to interject his own views and hyperboles. I believe the firings where done in Germany. So East German?
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    Britons are in trouble

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    Britons are in trouble

    It isn't. It's actually very good but on some vehicles to get it to fit they had to install it upside down, which it wasn't designed for. This caused a bunch of issues and led to it's negative reputation.
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    Britons are in trouble

    "Speaking at the International Armoured Vehicle event in Twickenham, London, Mr Simpson added that the turret would also include a new armour fit, although details are not publicly disclosable." https://www.monch.com/mpg/news/land/4822-rheinmetall-challenger-2.html Army HQ are recommending Trophy MV for across AFV fleet.
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    Britons are in trouble

    Touched-up the photo:
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    Britons are in trouble

    Completely new citadel. The old one was cast. Qinetiq using CR2 as an example for their EX-Drive. A new powerpack is being investigated in a separate programme.
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    Britons are in trouble

    Clearer images: "New Turret" refers to the turret citadel, with re-used equipment mounted on it.
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    Images from article:
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    Britons are in trouble

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    Britons are in trouble

    The sights appear to be the same as Ajax from Thales UK.
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    Britons are in trouble

    https://www.rheinmetall.com/en/rheinmetall_ag/press/news/latest_news/index_16512.php
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    General AFV Thread

    Why didn't we think of this?
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    DRDO; India's Porsche

  19. The Griffin I hull was a spruced-up Spanish ASCOD prototype. Edit:
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    Land 400 Phase 3: Australian IFV

    http://defencetechnologyreview.realviewdigital.com/?iid=162443#folio=1 Puma - Page 14 Not being offered. Concerns about cost, unmanned turret and limited interior space. Rheinmetall focusing on Lynx. Ajax IFV - Page 30 In engineering phase. Hull needs to be lengthened, 300kg added weight. Trial hulls made in Canada, turrets in US. If wins then turret production would move to Australia but Hull would remain in Canada. Costed option to move Hull manufacture to Australia. Bisalloy Armour can't be used for hull as it would invalidate qualified UK survivability and reliability test data. Turret exterior being refreshed. AS21 Redback - Page 32 Fully committed to bid. Heavily based on new K31 IFV. Lance turret not available. Higher blast protection than K31
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    Britons are in trouble

    It's just a test platform, not an official upgrade. The mortar was placed there to use the existing smoke launcher mount and wire. 120mm smoothbore now a requirement for LEP:
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    Britons are in trouble

    Dismounted Situational Awareness (DSA) under the 'Morpheus' programme. https://royalsignals.org/FileTransfer/RSI_LE_TacCIS_Roadshow.pdf
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