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Everything posted by Clan_Ghost_Bear

  1. If MPF counts as new enough. Though neither BAE nor GDLS has shown much of anything new in the ground vehicle world lately, mostly because there's been no necessity. I think BAE's last new showing was this:
  2. Sorry about that. Would be interesting to know what the specific requirement was that made it unattainable.
  3. Not sure if this has been posted here before, but googling around I found the draft RFP: https://imlive.s3.amazonaws.com/Federal Government/ID229292510237748546949630439132667118527/DRAFT_NGCV-OMFV_RFP_(W56HZV-18-R-0174).pdf
  4. A new MICV for Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force. Appears very similar to the Type 89.
  5. I'm not so sure about that. APS is only now starting to get good and there aren't any systems (that I'm aware of at least) that can do KE reliably.
  6. GDLS future tank from a trade show, circa early mid 90's. And the same model in desert paint at AUSA 2009. Possible indicator of what Abrams replacement could be?
  7. Incredibly stupid when there's already a 120mm designed for lighter vehicles that has been built and tested.
  8. https://ndiastorage.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/ndia/2003/gun/mosh.pdf Details about a 40MM supershot round that was being developed for the Bushmaster II as part of the FCS program.
  9. https://www.janes.com/article/93094/croatia-to-receive-m2a2-ods-bradley-ifvs-from-us Seems the earlier article was somewhat accurate.
  10. Japan's Self-Defense Force has selected a new rifle, the Howa 556. It won over the SCAR-L and H&K416. http://www.jwing.net/news/19766
  11. Some concepts for tanks armed with the 152mm cannon, published in March 1959. All of them had separated ammunition stored in the bustle and the light tank concept used a turbine. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/501680.pdf
  12. Has the Army ever made definitive plans for the next numbered Abrams upgrade? I don't think I've seen mention of it outside of Wiki.
  13. It's just a dude posing with one of the vehicles they have for a photo op, I wouldn't read too much into it. Krauss-Maffei bringing it to AUSA though seems to indicate they think there's a chance, and it seems like it would be a great competitor if they could get a 50MM in the turret.
  14. The production of M1 tanks is complete; the last vehicles built were knockdown kits for the Egyptian army to assemble locally. Any potential Abrams deal to Poland would involve upgraded vehicles currently in storage.
  15. https://novac.jutarnji.hr/aktualno/planiraju-otvoriti-srediste-za-odrzavanje-oklopnog-vozila-bradley-za-ovaj-dio-europe/9553307/ This article claims that BAE Systems is interested in expanding Bradley sales to Eastern/Southern Europe, with Greece, Macedonia, Romania, and Lithuania earmarked.
  16. An adaptation of Quick kill for use against LRPs. Not sure how feasible it is, but perhaps Raytheon is revisiting it since they're working on Quick kill for the Lynx bid. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a469061.pdf
  17. Problem isn't really that it's a turbine, moreso that the design for it dates back to the mid '60's. If the Abrams had the LV100-5 like it should have, there'd be no issues.
  18. Didn't the Puma have some problem with space in the troop bay? They might have to raise the roof a bit as well.
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