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David Moyes

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  1. 8th seat got replaced by Storage + Equipment on most. Pretty sure that Sweden and Estonia's are down to 6. I wonder if the Czechs would require 95th percentile seating. As far as I know the only IFVs to do this with 8 dismounts and a turret are the KF41 and AS21.
  2. Yes. British Ajax uses Lockheed Martin UK + Rhenimetall turret with CT40. Australian Ajax has a General Dynamics designed turret with 30mm:
  3. Romanian Piranha V with Elbit UT-30 Mk.2 turret. Gunners UI:
  4. https://gdls-aus.com/general-dynamics-land-systems-australia-confirms-bid-submitted-for-land-400-phase-3/
  5. https://www.czdjournal.com/defence/czech-ifv-tender-new-requirements-and-controversies-168.html
  6. http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1031583/FULLTEXT01.pdf Lots of interesting details about SEP.
  7. Confirmed that this program will replace AS90: Favours wheels: Magazine: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/792164/April-desider-v2.pdf
  8. The RFI is a formality. AGM on Boxer is the plan. It was one of the reasons why Boxer was selected for MIV. Get as many drive modules as possible then order required mission modules when the money is available. KMW is working on a remote re-supply module. The program for a new SPG has been going for a while and had numerous names, at one point it specifically had 'Wheeled' in the title.The Regiments selected are 2 x AS90 and 2 x 105mm in the Armoured and Strike Brigades. Boxer acquisition is being done through OCCAR so Artec is the prime contractor. KMW already have a manufacturing base in the UK with their ownership of WFEL, hence why Rheinmetall created Joint-Venture with BAE. Drive module fabrication - WFEL-KMW Mission module fabrication - Pearson Final assembly - BAE-Rheinmetall The requested numbers aren't enough to entirely replace AS90 and a recent BAE bulletin had an article on improving the range of the L15A4 round when used with a 52 calibre barrel as part of a AS90 capability upgrade: https://t.co/LpopfR4d2H I wonder if this is an upgrade of the original L31 gun or an entirely new one (like the cancelled Braveheart upgrade)? BAE owns the M777, it was designed and is manufactured in the UK, a L52 version has been worked on. However Rheinmetall's 155mm L52 is fitted in the Polish Krab SPG that uses the AS90 turret. Interesting to see if AGM and AS90 will end up with the same gun. ASCOD I think the M993 was used early on.
  9. Puma's powerpack: MTU 10V 890 (MT 892) + Renk HSWL 256
  10. https://twitter.com/armeedeterre/status/1105496693062189056 https://www.defense.gouv.fr/terre/actu-terre/dans-les-coulisses-de-fabrication-du-griffon
  11. Not just antenna mounts but data+power access points to quickly add equipment (IED detectors & jammers etc...) Another 4 on the turret version and maybe 3 on raised-hull variant: Not sure how they penetrate hull:
  12. Don't know if already posted: https://www.mtu-report.com/Technology/Research-Development/Putting-the-Puma-through-its-Paces https://www.rheinmetall-defence.com/en/rheinmetall_defence/public_relations/themen_im_fokus/puma_ersetzt_marder/index.php#
  13. https://defence-blog.com/army/pentagon-to-procure-pre-production-optionally-manned-fighting-vehicles.html
  14. Storage at the back of a Challenger 2 turret. Swings open. Model but you get the idea.
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