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  1. What I'm hearing now is that the US Army isn't going/wasn't going to evaluate both MPF candidates at the same time, so BAE Systems has time to get their MPF prototype sorted for shipping https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/02/17/bae-systems-respond-to-mobile-protected-firepower-trial-no-show-reports/
    3 points
  2. AFAIK this thing is being tested in US for possible future use.
    2 points
  3. The side turret armor of the K2 has always thrown me for a loop. Maybe there's more than meets the eye but it's hard to say. Regardless here's a picture from one of the discussions on the Korean side of the internet on the protection of the side turret wall And the unwatermarked slides that SH_MM posted
    2 points
  4. The Lynx will, if selected by the Army, have an electric drive from Allison. https://www.allisontransmission.com/company/news-article/!details/2021/02/16/allison-transmission-partners-with-american-rheinmetall-vehicles-to-produce-the-propulsion-system-for-lynx-omfv-offering
    1 point
  5. Some more details about the Vietnamese contract. There were some douts about it due to the fact that not a long time ago Vietnam also announced to buy 12 Yak-130. Per an article in armadninoviny.cz magazin the L-39NG contract is complementary to the acquisition of Yaks. The Vietnamese training pyramide shall therefore be four-level and be very diversified. The first level is represented by American T-6 Texan II turboprops. The second level will be taken by Czech L-39NG. Third level is taken by Russian twin engine combat-trainers Yak-130 and the last one is the heavy multirole fighters Su-30MK2V. Fun fact is that the Czech NGs will go to a 910th training regiment "Julius Fučík" (second oldest Vietnamese airforce unit). Julius Fučík was Czech communist writer and journalist who was executed by Germans in 1943. https://www.armadninoviny.cz/l39ng-pro-vietnam-910.html
    1 point
  6. Given our interactions and your self-stylings, I'm beginning to see the need for Astartes. The rates for PzIV vs Panther can be explained in the same way as those for PzIV vs Tiger. Panther got given to the best, most well-supplied units first. PzIV got given to everyone. You'd also be the first person to point out that the >90% readiness rate achieved by American units in Western Europe for Sherman are not inherently indicative of mechanical perfection. I mentioned earlier how I derived a 3% figure, and it's done using basic maths: divide number of vehicles with final drive breakdowns by total number of vehicles to get overall percentage. Then divide percentage by days mentioned in report. Again, the French experience with vehicles run for years without slave labour, sabotage etc is illuminating.
    1 point
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