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David Moyes

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  1. MBDA leverages Complex Weapons portfolio in support of British Army CF(L)35 initiative https://www.janes.com/article/94844/mbda-leverages-complex-weapons-portfolio-in-support-of-british-army-cf-l-35-initiative
  2. Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Early Warrior concept:
  3. Israeli-Egyptian relations were improving after the withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula. Enough that the US would allow for the sale of Abrams. I agree that Mk.7 never made it to Egypt but Vickers did try.
  4. Marder-like early experimental Warrior with Chobham. 750hp engine. https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/british-chobham-armour-micv.13467/
  5. Spanish 8x8: https://www.elconfidencial.com/empresas/2020-01-14/defensa-blindados-ejercito-contrato-europa_2409572/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=BotoneraWeb Spain looking into joining Boxer OCCAR Industry thinks Boxer ticks the most boxes Won't buy American. Want full sovereignty and autonomy on parts VBCI and Iveco other contenders
  6. I believe the Aluminium Chieftain used a ballasted faux-turret and later an aluminium turret. Various internet sources say the problems occur when using a heavier steel turret. Pretty sure that MBT-80 and Aluminium Chieftain shared the same hull and steel plates were simply welded to various places rather than an alloy chimera.
  7. Dstl and QinetiQ complete trials to assess a system to protect combat vehicles and their occupants
  8. Challenger 2 getting another batch of 3rd-gen hydrogas suspension: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:15192-2020:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0
  9. Mk.4 had problems with the aluminium hull wearing out. British testing found this out with MBT-80 but the hull was considered a replaceable part. Vickers then quickly partnered with KMW for the Mk.7 for the Egyptians. Challenger 1's layout is a result of being based on the Chieftain. Challenger 2 is similar because Vickers didn't have the time or money to develop a new hull that would have to compete with the Leopard 2 & M1. CR1 was expected to serve alongside CR2 and having a hull that could share equipment and upgrades was seen as preferable. Also Cheaper.
  10. BAE to Get Green Light for $10 Billion Howitzer Project: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/bae-to-get-green-light-for-dollar10-billion-howitzer-project/ar-BBYxHIM?ocid=st ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Army Now Has Enough Upgraded Abrams Tanks To Equip An Entire Brigade: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/army-now-has-enough-upgraded-abrams-tanks-equip-entire-brigade-109656 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BAE Raven:
  11. Mobile Protected Firepower will use 105mm. Developing "Advanced Multipurpose Round (AMP)":
  12. @alanch90 No gun; the round is just there. Presumably Rheinmetal are suggesting that the turret could be fitted with a 130mm gun. Might interest the Dutch if they are able to re-buy tanks.
  13. Missed this. RBSL's Challenger 2 demonstrator and 130mm round got shown at a Dutch defence expo:
  14. Don't know if this has been mentioned before but apparently Santa Bárbara Sistemas cut costs by replacing titanium armour with steel when making the Leopard 2E: https://www.ejercitos.org/2019/12/24/vcr-8x8-requiem-por-un-sueno/
  15. Spain voids production contract for Piranha V: https://www.ejercitos.org/2019/12/23/defensa-declara-desierto-el-contrato-del-vcr-8x8/ https://www.ejercitos.org/2019/12/24/vcr-8x8-requiem-por-un-sueno/ Proposal found unsatisfactory on all fronts: Non-compliance with technical requirements Failure to comply with the deadlines Lack of integration of industrial components required for hull or the turrets under study Lack of financial guarantees for possible cost overruns in respect of the amount approved as the program's expenditure ceiling "From the aforementioned DIGAM report it seems that the contract will be submitted to public tender" Article mentions that Iveco Freccia could be considered the favourite. VBCI and Boxer other contenders.
  16. Qatar Set to Cancel VBCI 2 Contract https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/industrie/aeronautique-defense/le-patron-du-psg-mis-en-examen-le-qatar-pres-de-renoncer-au-vbci-de-nexter-833925.html “Due to the indictment of Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, the Emir of Qatar is close to giving up the contract VBCI manufactured by Nexter” "Amir asked Minister of Defense to find a new platform..Qatari MOD very close to select 3 candidates which may not include Rheinmetall because of certain disputes regarding to Leopard contract"
  17. You need to look at the add-ons individually rather than as a complete package. They're ideas that are quickly bolted-on to try out in various scenarios and to evaluate their effectiveness.
  18. Used in demonstration. Still runs. Basically is. It's just a test platform for the tankers to try out ideas. Nothing official.
  19. Vickers Mk.7 Model From ebay - listed as a Challenger 2 prototype:
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