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David Moyes

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  1. UK tech developed at QinetiQ is being used to convert a US Bradley Fighting Vehicle to hybrid-electric power https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-tech-being-used-to-trial-hybrid-electric-bradley-fighting-vehicle-in-us/
  2. I've seen it mentioned that "missile" could simply mean a tank round projectile. In English a missile is "an object which is forcibly propelled at a target, either by hand or from a mechanical weapon". However the CR2 Streetfighter concept with Brimstone launcher shows the Army is interested in under-heavy-armour ATGM ability.
  3. https://committees.parliament.uk/oralevidence/652/pdf/ Army apparently wants CR2 to fire gun-launched ATGM and have significantly enhanced protection.
  4. Pretty sure Challenger 2 uses a modified FCS from the M1A2.
  5. UK to reassess Ajax programme https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/29cf9003-fcc5-4c72-af61-e7a41a7aa603 The rumour is that the Spanish built vehicles have shocking quality control (including hull welds) resulting in the Welsh facility having to disassemble, fix, reassemble and then re-validate each unit. Santa Bárbara recently had problems with the Piranha V-based Dragon 8x8 and a Spanish defence magazine says the VCZAP Castor (ASCOD-Pizarro engineering variant) prototype is overweight and delayed. Despite this Desider Magazine reports that the first 2 rebuilt Ares have been accepted for service: Success as AJAX completes acceptance testing https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/889347/June-desider-online.pdf
  6. First, a visual synthesizing the French vision of the program Manned & autonomous “system of systems”, panoply of means of fire, collaborative combat, etc. (+ camo similar to #Scorpion) To be agreed with Rheinmetall, supporter of a single system concept
  7. Ajax featured in Army simulator shows a new configuration; Mounts both surveillance sight and RWS.
  8. In a twist Spain has selected the VCR 8x8 Dragón (Piranha 5) https://www.defensa.gob.es/gabinete/notasPrensa/2020/05/DGC-200513-Defensa-impulsa-programa-ocho-por-ocho.html# https://www.indracompany.com/es/noticia/indra-santa-barbara-sistemas-sapa-escribano-reciben-permiso-ministerio-defensa-crear
  9. Boxer without Armour Facade - 2004 Telford Factory through the Ages
  10. There's not much info. Bustle: I think it was made mid-90's as a possible upgrade to Challenger 2 and to learn more about autoloaders as the NATO 140mm gun would need one. The carousel type uses a "Cat & mouse" two-piece ammo rammer.
  11. £800m contract for WCSP appears to have been signed: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:189826-2020:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0
  12. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Legend of Wolfgang The Fast-Food Man During the Cold War Wolfgang Meier became a legend to the BAOR (British Army on the Rhine).He owned a fast-food van and made a living following around British units on exercise. No matter how distant or hidden a unit was Wolfgang managed to find them. Soldiers thought he must have been a Soviet spy but turns out he was just bribing other soldiers with packs of Beer.
  13. Challenger 1 Maintenance Schedule Written by Vickers? -------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 1 Structural Test https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/2931050650258999/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Project Chaser https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/3097827926914603/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger Improvement Program (CHIP) https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/3043757718988291/
  14. Challenger 2E Gate Guard - RBSL https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/2823443321019733/ ---------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 2 Turret lift Standard turret weight: 18t~ W/ add-on: 20t~ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 2 Hit by 14 RPGs - Iraq ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Challenger 2 Experimental Autoloaders -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 2 ROSY Demonstration ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Challenger 2 Engine @ 2000bhp? Seems there were multiple tests running the CV12 at 1500bhp and even 2000bhp but engine was limited by TN54 transmission: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chally/permalink/2341430025887734/
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