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  1. So is there even a single company that currently produces 30x173mm in Australia?
  2. Here directly from the DoD: https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/cpyne/media-releases/nioa-perfect-fit-benalla-munitions-factory
  3. Yeah the Mission Module is not restricted. You only have to pay a fee for the basic shell if you even want to use it. It probably wont have the same level of Mine Protection due to the restricted height. There isnt really a issue with the compatibility of the modules from a technical or legal perspective AFAIK.
  4. Doubt it will look like this. KMW wants to get away from RHM and the Boxer Drive Module ist still partly intellectual property of RHM.
  5. So KMW has some new patents for a tracked Drive Module that takes Boxer Mission Modules. Here is the patent: https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/search/family/073789775/publication/WO2021104577A1?q=pn%3DWO2021104577A1 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E8LWqI-XoAIMDop?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E8LWqZmXMAMnCvt?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E8LWqr6WUAM3vtL?format=jpg&name=large And this dude apperantly has some insider info. But we probably have to wait for Eurosatory 2022 to see the real thing
  6. Even more pics. The green screen interior ones are from the interior demonstrator to test different layouts.
  7. So DND does the ERA for the Leclerc? Also the French Army ERA? So DND does the ERA for the Leclerc? Also for the French Army Leclercs? Or only for the export ones?
  8. Haenel is out and H&K is supposed to step up with their HK416A8. Now its up to the lawyers and judges how long it will take until the contract is awarded. https://soldat-und-technik.de/2021/03/bewaffnung/26072/hk416-a8-wird-system-sturmgewehr-bundeswehr-bmvg-will-auftrag-an-heckler-koch-vergeben/
  9. @SH_MMI really like the concept. Alot of COTS Prodcuts. And some lesser known Firms but who probably cann pull it off. I find the Hybrid Drive very interesting. And it uses a hydropneumatic suspension? Or how are they gonna fit 2 into a CH53K/CH47F?
  10. The 2A6M has just extra mine protection in the form of new decoupled seats and a mine protection plate on the belly. The 2A6A3 is a sort of Ersatz-2A7V its trying to get to the same level as the A7V but with a few discounts. Mainly the extra frontal hull armor, the improved final drive and the APU. But the FCS, controls and optronics will be the same as the A7V. "In March 2019, KMW received an order from the BAAINBw to upgrade a total of 101 Leopard 2A6 tanks. Besides other changes, the operating concept, sight system, fire control system and the chassis will be brought to Leopard 2A7 level. Furthermore, the vehicles should be equipped with the SPECTUS (SPECtral Technology for Unlimited Sight) driver’s sight device at the front and rear. After the upgrade, the vehicles will be designated Leopard 2A6A3." Yes the 2A6A1 have different mountings for Radios and BMS because those are for Bataillon Commanders. The 2A6A2 is for the dutch german tank bataillon 414. It has a BMS and Radio which compatible with the dutch one. "As the Leopard 2A6A1 is mostly used by the commanders of Tank Battalions, it features a different radio equipment consisting of the SEM 80/90 VHF radio system and the SEM 93 VHF radio system." "The Leopard 2A6MA2 main battle tank is an upgraded version of the 2A6M fielded with the Bundeswehr in 2004. Beginning in April 2018 the Leopard 2A6Ms were equipped with the Dutch Battlefield Management System ELIAS (Essential Land based Information Application & Services) and the related radios. Optionally also the German C3I system Führungs- und Informationssystem des Heeres and the related SEM 80/90 VHF radio system can get installed. Furthermore the vehicles get equipped with the multispectral driver’s sight device SPECTUS. Panzerbatallion 414 from Lohheide received the first vehicles during a handover ceremony on 11 April 2018. After the upgrade the vehicles will be designated as Leopard 2A6MA2s."
  11. I think thats just for the first Divison until 2027. The other half is then after that until 2032.
  12. 3 Companies * 14 Boxers+1 Boxer for the BAAINBW? and makes sense for the Triangular Divison Structure with a Single Jäger Bataillon per Brigade for Reserve and Rear Area Security
  13. @SH_MM How often do these recommendations get carried out?
  14. Link to the Budget Document? And maybe the important page numbers?
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