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    Post  walle83 Sat Mar 25, 2023 5:50 pm

    The Uk has choosen the Swedish Archer artillery system to replace some of its AS90. Sweden will deliver 14 system by the end of march and it will be fully operational by april 2024.

    https://www.forces.net/news/uk-buys-archer-artillery-system-sweden-replace-kit-sent-ukraine
    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british-army-to-acquire-new-artillery-from-sweden/

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    Post  d_taddei2 Sat Sep 09, 2023 9:10 am

    Despite recent media speculation about a potential increase, the Ministry of Defence has again officially confirmed that the full-time strength of the British Army will indeed reduce to 73,000 by 2025.
    This decision forms a key part of the “Future Soldier” strategy, targeting a comprehensive force of over 100,000, which will include 30,100 Army Reserve personnel.

    In 2021, the government announced it would reduce the size of the army from 82,000 to 73,000 trained regulars. It also said the army would be modernised to take advantage of new technologies.

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british-army-strength-reduction-confirmed-for-2025/

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    Post  GarryB Sat Sep 09, 2023 9:06 pm

    Which is politician speak for, we are going to give you less money and less resources, but we still expect you to get the job done...

    Well, times are tight and we need to keep sending money and resources to Kiev because it is not just corrupt Ukrainians making big money... the west is making big money on their end as well... so everyone they care about wins... and some people in the Ukraine win too.

    Ahh well... the difference between an under funded force of 82,000 trained regulars would not win a lot more wars than 73,000 would win... lets face it... Britain is no longer able to fight wars on its own and has to form coalitions of the stupid... or coalitions of the oil grabbers or coalitions of the Lithium mines...

    When you pretend your tanks are invincible then of course you are going to suffer when one is destroyed in combat...

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    Post  George1 Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:42 pm

    Challenger 3 program advances after new gun shows its mettle

    https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2023/09/12/challenger-3-program-advances-after-new-gun-shows-its-mettle/

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Feb 04, 2024 6:10 pm

    OK, I am only posting this here as I know you lot are educated and can understand the need for this updated open top machine and take it seriously.

    British Army: News - Page 4 Jackal-3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&crop=top&fit=crop&h=580&ixlib=php-3.3

    Read the comments.

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/babcock-and-supacat-launch-jackal-3-production/

    OK, I got it wrong. You cracked up Very Happy

    Our MoD is dreaming of long range desert patrols Shocked
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    Post  GarryB Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:39 pm

    There are a range of vehicles that rely more on speed and fire power in combat than armour... I mean with such thin roof armour on a Leopard 1 it really might as well have no roof armour... the reduction in weight would improve performance even if it did make the vehicle weather effected in heat and cold and wet conditions.

    If you think of a foot patrol that this vehicle operates with as overwatch with 30 cal and 50 cal HMGs and perhaps even grenade launchers which a foot patrol would not have except the rifle calibre machine guns because of the weight... not just of the guns but also the amount of ammo needed to make them useful, then it does make sense, but equally it creates a target for the enemy to focus fire on to take out fairly easily even with HE fragmentation weapons hand thrown or rifle mounted grenade launcher launched.

    A thermobaric rocket from an RPG aimed to hit either of the machine guns would likely take out the entire crew and vehicle in one shot... the vehicle essentially bunching your troops together to be killed.

    But I guess it improves mobility.
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    Post  Hole Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:53 am

    long range desert patrols
    There are deserts in the UK? scratch
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    Post  ALAMO Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:05 am

    Do you mean Manchester? scratch

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    Post  GarryB Mon Feb 05, 2024 10:12 pm

    In ten years time they are filming Mad Max 5 there...

    Besides they are still a colonial power and all of their oil remains in the Middle East where they left it... Twisted Evil

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    Post  George1 Sun Mar 03, 2024 4:56 pm

    The British Army is to declare its Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter force to be “operationally ready” in the coming days, a senior official said on 28 February.

    https://www.janes.com/defence-news/defence/latest/update-imh-2024-british-army-to-declare-ah-64e-operationally-ready
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    Post  George1 Tue Mar 12, 2024 12:13 pm

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    Post  GarryB Tue Mar 12, 2024 11:23 pm

    Well being a British weapon... what is its effective range in drizzle or snow or rain or fog?

    Not a bad looking system but it can't be your only air defence equipment...
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    Post  George1 Tue Apr 23, 2024 5:03 pm



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    Post  GarryB Wed Apr 24, 2024 9:00 am

    Yeah, I am not shocked really... 120mm smoothbore... so the gun the current Leopards are using?

    And it just looks like a Challenger 1 and a Challenger 2... and it looks rather heavy.

    Are they willing to test it in the Ukraine?

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    Post  Hole Wed Apr 24, 2024 10:14 am

    No Anti-Drone measures, too.
    Looks lime something from the early 80´s.

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    Post  Isos Wed Apr 24, 2024 10:39 am

    It seems older than the previous version. What are the big changes ?
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    Post  Hole Wed Apr 24, 2024 4:27 pm

    Uses eco-friendly fuel.
    Comes with a car seat for children (in case the driver identifies as a woman).
    Wider seats for the fatter asses of the obese soldiers.
    Communications system comes with a wide variety of pronouns.
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    Post  ALAMO Wed Apr 24, 2024 5:00 pm

    Don't be jerkasses Laughing
    Hull frontal armor is seriously increased.
    Ask it how it deal with Krasnopol on the roof, 152mm cal next by, and ten FPVs all around.
    It will shit it's ... ekhm ... armor.
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    Post  lyle6 Thu Apr 25, 2024 1:15 am

    About as British as their royal family...

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