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Everything posted by Ramlaen

  1. On par lethality, depending on the ammunition the UK procures. But a big congrats either way.
  2. https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2021/05/04/major-players-bid-for-chance-to-build-marine-corps-next-advanced-recon-vehicle/
  3. https://elbitsytsems-us.hs-sites.com/news/elbit-systems-of-america-and-textron-systems-team-on-advanced-reconnaissance-vehicle-prototype-for-usmc
  4. Will need clarification if these are upgrades of existing Australian Abrams, trading in existing Australian Abrams or that Australia will keep their current vehicles (into storage) and these are in addition to them.
  5. Since this is the defacto Australia thread. https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/australia-heavy-armored-combat-systems
  6. https://breakingdefense.com/2021/04/navy-unveils-surprise-plan-for-littoral-combat-ships/ "The Navy plans to put its new Naval Strike Missile on 31 of its 35 Littoral Combat ships over the next 18 months, while outfitting 15 ships with an anti-submarine module, and 15 others with anti-mine capabilities."
  7. https://news.usni.org/2021/04/28/cno-hypersonic-weapons-at-sea-to-premiere-on-zumwalt-destroyers-in-2025
  8. Scant on detail but it does say they intend to use a hybrid electric drive.
  9. https://breakingdefense.com/2021/04/omfv-why-small-biz-mettleops-has-a-shot/
  10. SpaceX's Starship was selected as the sole lander (HLS) for the Artemis program. This has massive implications in multiple areas from what rockets can be used to the capabilities of Starship to NASA's funding to backroom lobbying and politicking. Furthermore the document outlining the selection is absolutely brutal to Blue Origin and Dynetics. https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/option-a-source-selection-statement-final.pdf
  11. Cost and simplified logistics will likely be their primary advantages.
  12. https://insidedefense.com/insider/bae-delivers-first-mpf-prototype
  13. https://news.usni.org/2021/04/07/navy-installing-more-directed-energy-weapons-on-ddgs-conducting-land-based-laser-testing-this-year ODIN is already installed on three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers and will be installed on two more this year and three more in the coming years, for a total of eight DDGs that will help test out the system during the course of their training and operations
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