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David Moyes

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  1. @alanch90 https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/a76c7259-26f3-43f2-b721-03957c76fcd3 17:16:59
  2. Foxhound demonstrator with hybrid drive neutral steering:
  3. Contract for Challenger 2 armour trials: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:358117-2021:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0 Source:
  4. How it started ^ How it's going:
  5. "The data from the trial suggests up to an 80% drop in detection with the naked eye abs hand held optics. We also tested it against other sensors but that’s not for twitter. One of the hypotheses was “it’s possible to spoof AI and create delay in the targeting cycle”." Sources:
  6. Ajax situation is ramping up. Trials have been suspended for a second time and Ministers now believe that senior officers hid the extent of problems so that it would not get cancelled during the integrated review. Tricking Ministers will likely be Ajax's death knell.
  7. Trophy MV confirmed for Challenger 3: https://www.joint-forces.com/defence-equipment-news/44450-rafael-trophy-aps-selected-for-uk-challenger-3
  8. Is it possible that the Revolution turret is now an original IP and no longer based on the Leo 2 turret? A wholly owned turret solution by Rheinmetall? --------------------------------------------- Side turret ballast:
  9. CR3 turret is apparently just Rheinmetall's Revolution turret: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  10. @TokyoMorose The test rig was shown with an exhaust management add-on:
  11. It's possible that Ajax (or just turreted scout variant) has been cancelled... British Defence journalists:
  12. Texelis, QinetiQ Collaborate to Develop in-wheel Electric Hub Drive Tech for Armoured Vehicles https://www.defenseworld.net/news/29597/Texelis__QinetiQ_Collaborate_to_Develop_in_wheel_Electric_Hub_Drive_Tech_for_Armoured_Vehicles Is this a private endeavour or is the French Army interested in hub drive?
  13. I had a catalogue that listed available products through Thales UK but can't find it now.
  14. That is the highest resolution available. Taken directly from the CO of ATDU twitter account. It's one of several camouflage experiments rather than an official Theatre Standard.
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  16. This news is a bit old but posting now I have time: UK outlines future anti-armour requirements Mounted Close Combat Overwatch (MCCO) - Long Range ATGM Proposals by Thales, MBDA and Lockheed Martin using Brimstone missiles: Thales: "Dstl also showed a concept developed by Thales showing an Ares vehicle equipped with a remote turret that does not protrude into the vehicle’s hull and carried eight missiles." MBDA: "During a presentation on the capability, Dstl showcased concepts from MBDA detailing an Ares vehicle carrying eight Brimstone missiles on a swing launcher as well as a Boxer module carrying 16 Brimstone missiles on one side of the vehicle as well as its previously shown concept of a TheMIS UGV carrying a Brimstone launcher." Lockheed Martin: "As well as devising the Boxer module, Lockheed Martin has also developed a concept for an ISO container filled with VLS tubes and carried on a MAN SV truck. This MAN SV-based system would be able to carry 50 plus missiles." - Boxer module can carry 16 missiles CCAAW – mounted and dismounted effects Javelin ATGM replacement. Supposedly Spike 2 has been earmarked for this. The Army was waiting to see what the US did with Javelin. Sources: https://www.army-technology.com/features/lockheed-martin-uk-unwraps-future-anti-armour-concept/ https://www.army-technology.com/features/lockheed-martin-uk-unwraps-future-anti-armour-concept/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UK Warrior upgrade cancellation makes sale of CT40 cannons likely Source: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/uk-warrior-upgrade-cancellation-makes-sale-of-ct40-cannons-likely ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pretty much what I thought would happen. The Army dumping CT40. Not even keeping them as spares for Ajax is a telling sign. I can see Rheinmetall pushing a British-ised Lance turret.
  17. Jon Hawkes reports that the choice is M829A4 or KE2020Neo. Modifications explored to accommodate former: Two armour suites. ERA and (inert) NERA. Trophy MV APS: Engine upgrade focussed on obsolescent. 1500nhp may come later:
  18. CV90120-T Low-Profile Turret and Modular Armour This is apparently a few years old but I don't remember seeing it.
  19. If it hadn't been for Cottonmouth ARV I'd be a Major a long time ago Where'd you deploy from, where'd you withdraw? What did you recon, Cottonmouth ARV? *Eurobeat*
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