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Everything posted by Clan_Ghost_Bear

  1. Did you manage to speak to the Puma people? Seems odd that they want to bid for NGCV with the Lynx already in play.
  2. Looks somewhat less ambitious than the first concept for it.
  3. No mention of the Decisive Lethality/Optionally Manned Tank/ whatever they're calling it this week?
  4. Journo claiming that General Dynamics will actually have two Strykers at their booth. Possibility that some other stuff was missing from their AUSA announcement? 🤔
  5. https://www.rheinmetall-defence.com/en/rheinmetall_defence/public_relations/news/latest_news/index_21632.php The Weasel and the 130MM cannon will be at AUSA next week. The Lynx prototype will not be present, but Raytheon will have some sort of digital feature on it.
  6. According to the article, they still have a chance to win the final production contract The General Dynamics vehicle delivered to the army is their final product.
  7. https://breakingdefense.com/2019/10/bradley-replacement-army-risks-third-failure-in-a-row/ Some neat things from the article on GD's OMFV >The suspension is a totally new design. The engine and transmission are totally different. Drive train is different. Exhaust placement is different >3+5 crew/passengers, all in the same compartment in the hull >360 deg. awareness from cameras >APS integrated into vehicle
  8. No offense but this is a tad hard to believe. Raytheon was working on the bid during mid-August, and selecting Textron to manufacture would've been difficult to do in a week. Possible but not likely.
  9. If they made another prototype and shipped it to Raytheon back in March/April when the RFP came out, they'd have been fine. Just the stupidest way to lose a potential 3500 vehicle contract.
  10. If GDLS was able to meet it, then how is the problem with the requirement set and not poor performance on behalf of the other contractors?
  11. No idea why, with several large orders in play, they haven't built more than just the one prototype.
  12. Damn. F for the Lynx https://www.defensenews.com/land/2019/10/04/lynx-41-disqualified-from-bradley-replacement-competition/
  13. It's likely related to the Griffin, but some news outlets are indicating that it's something they've not shown publicly yet- probably a "Griffin IV". https://www.businessinsider.com/defense-contractors-submit-bids-for-army-optionally-manned-fighting-vehicle-2019-10
  14. https://insidedefense.com/insider/gdls-announces-omfv-submission GDLS entered the Griffin III, no surprises. Was hoping to see 1-2 more entries. Edit- Some publications are indicating that the GDLS bid was not the Griffin III, but rather an iteration or possibly a new vehicle entirely.
  15. Textron will manufacture the KF-41, if it wins the competition. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/raytheon-rheinmetall-land-systems-selects-us-manufacturer-for-army-combat-vehicle-competition-300927847.html
  16. So the OMFV bids are due next Tuesday. How long will it take after that for us to find out what they are?
  17. Not terribly important, but it appears that the Abrams Replacement is now called the Optionally manned tank.
  18. I'm assuming it's China he was spying for?
  19. A collection of docs overviewing some plans for the US army moonbase, including what weapons they were going to use for defense. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a047426.pdf
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