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David Moyes

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  1. KMW details new Boxer Leguan bridging module This Drive Module doesn't have a visible exhaust. A3 feature? https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/kmw-details-new-boxer-leguan-bridging-module
  2. I'm aware. Just theorising how the article came to this conclusion.
  3. Rheinmetall – MBT 130 mm Gun fitted to Challenger 2 LEP Also shows a larger armour array fitted to the turret. Not sure if this is for LEP or RBSL looking to export or to increase scope of LEP: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 2 ATDU - Early 90's --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- British Companies to Manufacture Military Vehicles in Algeria? An editorial in a Spanish newspaper mentions that British companies are setting up to manufacture military vehicles in Algeria. I haven't heard anything about this is British news and Algeria seems focused on buying German (Fuchs-2, Boxer, Lynx 41? Gladius kit). I wonder if this is Rheinmetall/KMW working through RBSL/WFEL/others to avoid German/EU regulations? https://www.elespanol.com/reportajes/20200719/mohamed-vi-reino-unido-desafia-espana-marroqui/506199908_0.html
  4. First Ajax-Family AFV Accepted for Service ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Foxhounds with Crowd-Control Modifications https://twitter.com/Official_REME/status/1286013141139066880/photo/2
  5. US Army seeks to compete as OMFV prime, industry unnerved https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-army-seeks-to-compete-as-omfv-prime-industry-unnerved
  6. UK tech developed at QinetiQ is being used to convert a US Bradley Fighting Vehicle to hybrid-electric power https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-tech-being-used-to-trial-hybrid-electric-bradley-fighting-vehicle-in-us/
  7. I've seen it mentioned that "missile" could simply mean a tank round projectile. In English a missile is "an object which is forcibly propelled at a target, either by hand or from a mechanical weapon". However the CR2 Streetfighter concept with Brimstone launcher shows the Army is interested in under-heavy-armour ATGM ability.
  8. https://committees.parliament.uk/oralevidence/652/pdf/ Army apparently wants CR2 to fire gun-launched ATGM and have significantly enhanced protection.
  9. Pretty sure Challenger 2 uses a modified FCS from the M1A2.
  10. UK to reassess Ajax programme https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/29cf9003-fcc5-4c72-af61-e7a41a7aa603 The rumour is that the Spanish built vehicles have shocking quality control (including hull welds) resulting in the Welsh facility having to disassemble, fix, reassemble and then re-validate each unit. Santa Bárbara recently had problems with the Piranha V-based Dragon 8x8 and a Spanish defence magazine says the VCZAP Castor (ASCOD-Pizarro engineering variant) prototype is overweight and delayed. Despite this Desider Magazine reports that the first 2 rebuilt Ares have been accepted for service: Success as AJAX completes acceptance testing https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/889347/June-desider-online.pdf
  11. First, a visual synthesizing the French vision of the program Manned & autonomous “system of systems”, panoply of means of fire, collaborative combat, etc. (+ camo similar to #Scorpion) To be agreed with Rheinmetall, supporter of a single system concept
  12. Ajax featured in Army simulator shows a new configuration; Mounts both surveillance sight and RWS.
  13. In a twist Spain has selected the VCR 8x8 Dragón (Piranha 5) https://www.defensa.gob.es/gabinete/notasPrensa/2020/05/DGC-200513-Defensa-impulsa-programa-ocho-por-ocho.html# https://www.indracompany.com/es/noticia/indra-santa-barbara-sistemas-sapa-escribano-reciben-permiso-ministerio-defensa-crear
  14. Boxer without Armour Facade - 2004 Telford Factory through the Ages
  15. There's not much info. Bustle: I think it was made mid-90's as a possible upgrade to Challenger 2 and to learn more about autoloaders as the NATO 140mm gun would need one. The carousel type uses a "Cat & mouse" two-piece ammo rammer.
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