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Everything posted by Ramlaen

  1. https://breakingdefense.com/2021/01/army-tries-again-to-protect-stryker-rafael-or-rheinmetall/ This year, the Army will fire live anti-tank warheads at two rival Active Protection Systems to assess how best to protect lightweight armored vehicles like its 8×8 Stryker. The contenders in this “live fire characterization activity” – it isn’t officially a test – will be the German Rheinmetall Active Defense System(ADS) and the Israeli Rafael Trophy Vehicle Protection System (VPS). Notparticipating, our sources tell us, is the American Artis Iron Curtain, which was the Army’s original p
  2. https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2020/12/23/navy-to-field-first-new-torpedo-in-decades
  3. https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2452534/ General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $4,620,000,000 fixed-price-incentive contract to produce Abrams M1A2 SEPv3 tanks. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 17, 2028. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-21-D-0001).
  4. The turret sides appear to be the biggest external discrepancy from its parent design.
  5. Several shots of Iron Fist test video after the initial CGI, not sure how much of it is new.
  6. In November Northrop and in October GD-OTS were awarded contracts to prototype 105mm multipurpose ammunition, presumibly for the MPF vehicle. https://www.nacconsortium.org/awards-2/
  7. https://www.defensenews.com/land/2020/12/11/light-tank-prototypes-arrive-at-fort-bragg-for-soldier-evaluation/ Prototype candidates competing to be the new light tank for the U.S. infantry are being delivered to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Army announced in a Dec. 11 statement, where soldiers will help decide which vehicle will prevail. https://breakingdefense.sites.breakingmedia.com/2020/12/covid-delays-delivery-of-baes-mpf-light-tank/ General Dynamics has already delivered at least two of its Mobile Protected Firepower prototypes to For
  8. https://www.defensenews.com/land/2020/12/10/marine-corps-amphibious-combat-vehicle-reaches-full-rate-production/ The Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems with a $184 million contract to deliver Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) at full-rate production, according to a Dec. 10 company announcement.
  9. France chose to go big instead of go home.
  10. https://www.defensenews.com/land/2020/12/09/us-army-launches-design-phase-for-bradley-replacement/ https://breakingdefense.com/2020/12/omfv-army-tries-to-make-life-easier-for-industry/
  11. Feels like a mistake to drop their remaining SPAAG in an age of cheap drones.
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